Headteacher: Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

The Arts

the Arts, music and drama at Blackwell First School...We were astounded and delighted  with the musicality and knowledge of all the year groups. Although I have to admit we were particularly impressed with Year 1...we are all experienced teachers and workshop leaders and none of us had ever come across a group with such wonderful pulse and rhythm!  The exercises we did with them as a warm up are ones we have each tried with older children including Year 5 and 6 and we have never experienced such understanding and accuracy... (Midland Sinfonia workshop leader comment) 

Developing children’s cultural awareness is an important part of life at Blackwell.

Music, art, drama and wider cultural experiences add to the rich curriculum on offer. We have been awarded the Gold Artsmark to celebrate the excellent arts work at our school.

    ...our daughter is thriving , her talents have been recognised and supported...  (Parent comment)

Please click here to read the school's Music Plan as required by the DfE.

 Please listen to us singing:

Playing, Running, Singing

Always Remember

Let today be the day

Music, dance and drama


Wider cultural experiences

· Many music specialists enabling all children to enjoy curriculum and extra curricular music

· Music curriculum planned and delivered by highly competent teachers

· Regular productions and performances involving all children, from class assemblies to whole school events

· Enrichment clubs after school, e.g. recorder, music group, singing/ choir

· Violin, flute, recorder and piano tuition offered in school day

· School educational visits to theatre events

· Collaborative events with other schools, such as ‘Festival Art’ with Astley Primary and 'Commonwealth Games event' and drama work with South Bromsgrove High School

· An art curriculum based on skill development

Artist in Resident Mark Riley supports every class

· Art exhibitions in school

· Educational visits, e.g. Birmingham art gallery

· Participation in ‘Voices and Visions’ in Worcester cathedral

· Collaborative art exhibition, such as ‘Our World’ at Charford and 'Rio'

· Development of children’s awareness of great artists through curriculum work

· Value placed on children’s art work, e.g. sale of individually designed Christmas cards

· Development of art in the outdoors through Forest School

· Collaborative events such as Bromsgrove dance festival and link with Srikant sponsorship 

· Educational visits, such as Birmingham museum and art gallery, Stratford RSC theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, MAC

· Bhangra dance and drumming workshops

· Visit Anderton Park primary school, Birmingham

· Community events, such as Easter Celebration, Summer Fair

· Experiencing wider cultural experiences through daily Collective Worship based on Universal Values and events through extra curricular Film Club