We immersed ourselves in Music, Art, Dance and Drama for MADD week at Prae Wood. The children enjoyed a busy array of activities alongside their usual lessons throughout the week.
Our talented instrumentalists gave performances to their peers and wowed them with the range of instruments played and music performed
Year 3 showed the their skills off on the Ukuleles, after a year of learning in their classes at school, whilst the choir performed to audiences of Keystage 1 and Keystage 2 pupils
Children in years 1-6 worked on art themes which tied in with their topics and were inspired by artists such as David Hockney and Georgia O'Keefe. Their output even included board games and clay models, alongside the more usual media of paint and pencil.
DRAMA AND DANCE
For the dance aspect, Years 1, 2, 3 and 6 learnt how to country dance with Mrs Paine. Each year group learnt a dance performed in a longways set including elements such as swinging your partner, casting and even threading the needle. Although many of the children were a little wary at first about the style of dance, especially having to skip and hold hands, by the end of just one lesson every class had mastered their routine and had to admit it was actually good fun as well as a good workout.
The music and style of dance was more up to date for Years 4 and 5 who took part in street dancing workshops thanks to Phoebe from SASA School of Performing Arts. The children (and staff) had great fun learning a routine to Major Lazar's 'Light it up' and impressed everybody with the speed at which they learnt the moves. With a playlist put together by the Sports Ambassadors and played during lunchtimes that week, there were plenty of opportunities to dance during MADD week.