The Arts

Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
London Road, Woolmer Green, Herts. SG3 6JP | Email: admin@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk | Tel: 01438 813267 | Fax: 01438 815623                      

At St Michael's we believe that The Arts are a fundamental part of the curriculum and define the arts as music, dance, drama, art and literature. We aim to develop a life-long interest and appreciation for the Arts. We believe that the Arts offer opportunities for the children to explore, express and communicate their feelings whilst gaining experiences of the wider world.  

 

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On Sunday 8th July this year we held our first ever Summer Concert which was a feast for the ears. The children played solos and performed in groups on various instruments including violin, piano, flute and recorder, as well as singing in the choir. Our wonderful music staff encouraged and accompanied the children in the local village hall. 

Click here to view the programme of music. 

 

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These are photos (above) of the St Michael's Orchestra at one of their weekly Monday morning rehearsals. They are currently playing Ode To Joy, and after half term there are plans to tackle a piece from Star Wars! 

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On Saturday 9th December 2017 our choir joined Knebworth Community Chorus for their 'Carols for Christmas' concert. The choir performed: 'One World,' 'Turn Down The Lights,' 'I Saw Three Ships' and 'Get on Board this Train.' They sang beautifully, and received many compliments both from the audience and the Community Chorus. Thank you Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Wadey for all your efforts and thank you to all the parents who came along to support the children. 
In the second half there were performances from some St Michael's instrumentalists. Isabelle and Harriet played a recorder duet 'Spring from The Four Seasons' by Vivaldi. William played two pieces on piano and Megan two on violin. We were really pleased to welcome back a former St Michael's pupil Erine, now in Y7 at Monks Walk, who performed a flute duet with Mrs Hewitt. The children performed very well and received terrific applause from the audience! 
 
 
Maddie playing violin Learning the violin at school Mrs Jellet
 
 
Violin Lessons
 
Mrs Jellet is a freelance music teacher based in Knebworth. She has many years' experience teaching children of all ages both within and outside school. She teaches peripatetic violin and piano as well as Early Years music lessons and various clubs. She is also a composer and music theory examiner. We are very excited that she is now offering violin lessons at St Michael's for children in Y2 and above. Please click on the link below for more details: