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The Arts

At St James' School we believe that the Arts make a vital contribution to the education of the whole child, both as subjects to be learnt and enjoyed in their own right and because they encourage and enrich learning in other subjects.

In our school:

  • Art and design are taught in all classes.
  • Art is used in many other subjects and we are proud of the standards achieved by the school.
  • We have 'Arts Week' in the Spring Term.
  • Drama is used in the curriculum to explore many subjects such as literacy and history.
  • Dance is part of the PE curriculum and is also used to enhance other areas of the curriculum. 
  • We take part in the Rother Valley Dance Festival in the Spring Term.
  • We have a Key Stage 1 production in the Autumn term and a Key Stage 2 production in the Summer term which gives all our children a chance to perform in public.
  • We take part in the Arun Choral Society Carol Concert in Arundel Cathedral every Christmas
  • We have singing each week and learn a range of hymns and songs together.
  • Music is taught weekly to all classes.
  • Keyboards are taught weekly in Elm and Yew Classes.
  • Private cello and singing lessons are available.
  • If children are interested in other instruments please contact the West Sussex Music Service as they provide peripatitic music teachers for a range of instruments to hire and these lessons are also within school hours.
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