Hello and welcome to our Arts page. I am Mrs McGuire and I am delighted to be the Arts Co-ordinator at Finchale. I have a background in dance and welcome the opportunity to look after The Arts at Finchale which is a thriving area for our school.
There are other areas of our website that also contain information about The Arts.
Class Pages - Class assemblies and activities in class show how learning about The Arts is embedded in many of our lessons.
Sports Page - this shows lots of dance and movement.
Celebrating Achievement - this shows many individual and group achievements with music, drama, dance and visual art all represented.
Seasonal Events - this shows many individual and group activities like music, singing, creative art, drama and performance.
Click the links below to see more information.
Brass performance - May 2019
Year 1 Performance - Happy Easter 5/4/19
The Vikings - Year 5 Class Assembly, 15/3/19
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe Performance, 12/3/19
Chorister Day, 2/3/19
Jack and Harriet from Year 3 attended the Chorister Experience at Durham Cathedral. They had a great time singing with the Cathedral Choir at Evensong, touring the Chorister School and playing the organ. The pictures show them with the choir in rehearsal and with their certificates at the end. Well done Jack and Harriet!
The Drama of Book Club.... February 2019
Y4 Class Assembly, THE ROMANS, 8/2/19
Y4 hope you enjoy their performance...
Y2 Perform Songs about The Tudors & Play the Ukulele, 6/2/19
Listen to our singing...
Watch us play the ukulele...
Finchale Choir Perform as part of the Durham Vocal Festival
Public Performance 7/2/18 in Durham Cathedral
All the children involved were fantastic at the Cathedral. A lot of adults told us how impressed they were with our behavior and singing. We have all been awarded a head teacher's sticker for a fantastic job well done!
Practising in school for the public performance, January 2019
The work, spanning seven movements, is created for the professional vocal ensemble VOCES8., to perform alongside a massed choir with organ, piano, tubular bells, timpani, guitar and electric bass. The seven movements chart a journey from darkness to light, telling stories which echo across all humanity, exploring the universe we inhabit, whilst maintaining moments of intimacy and introspection.
Dunelm Lux Aetera by Paul Smith ‘Lux Aeterna Lucest Eis’ Light Eternal Shine on Them
1. Lux Aeterna
2. Ressuscité dans l’obscurité
3. The Golden Sun
4. New Day Dawns
5. Trapped in Time
6. O Nata Lux
7. Lux Perpetua
Year 6 WWII Inspired Art, January 2019
Year 5 Ukiyo-e, Manga and Extreme Weather Inspired Art, January 2019
Year 4 Remembrance Day Inspired Art, January 2019
Year 3 Rangoli Inspired Art, January 2019
January 2019 - Year 3 have learned about crochets, quavers, minims and semibreves and composed their own percussion music with them.
Christmas Sing-a-long, 21/12/19
Choir at Christmas, December 2018
Performing at Lindisfarne Care Home
KS2 Christmas Performance
In The Market Place...
Some Things Go Together Perfectly...
Just Three Wishes...
New Lamps For Old...
A Panto Like No Other
KS1 Christmas Performance
Come And Join The Celebration...
Can This Be True...
Aha, Oh Yeh!
When You're A Star...
Singing The Blues...
Choir performance, 1st December 2018
On Saturday 1st December our School Choir were asked to perform with Durham Young Musicians at a Christmas Concert. The Choir really enjoyed themselves and performed six songs including 'Walking in the air' from The Snowman. Thanks to Mrs Bartley for playing the piano and helping us prepare for this performance.
Exploring Pitch with Water, 26th November 2018
In Year 3 we explored how to make a high pitch and a low pitch sound using just water in a bottle. From this we created a scale using five bottles and discussed how the vibrations in the air corresponds to the pitch.
Y3 Perform their Class Assembly about Mary Anning a famous paleontologist, 23/11/18
Rangoli Art for Diwali, 15th November 2018
Jayamini de Silva came in to visit Year 3 to tell us all about Diwali and to create Rangoli patterns with coloured powered rice.
Open the Book Assembly, 13/11/18
Rev. Caroline came in again today to lead us in another Open the Book Assembly. Today we learned about David and Goliath and acted out the story as a school.
Little Fingers Music in Year 1, 31/10/18
Reception Class Pirate Artwork, October 2018
Ukulele in Y2, 17/10/18
Open the Book Assembly, 16/10/18
Rev. Caroline and Maud came to visit and during our assembly they told us the story of Samuel and Eli. We enjoyed joining in and acting out parts of the story.
Art Professional Development 24/9/18 Led by Susan from Inspire, Explore, Create