Productions are a wonderful way for children to express themselves creatively and at Earls Colne every child gets to experiences that at some point in every school year.
The EYFS and KS1 children perform a play or nativity at Christmas and the children in KS2 take part in a musical production in either the spring or summer term.
It is just one of the ways that the whole school community can share and celebrate the talents of all the children who take part and take great joy in doing so.
Last year's Year 3/4 production was 'Alice in Wonderland'. It was chosen to compliment the topic that the children were studing in the Spring Term.
Alice was played by three different girls from Year 4 and the cast was chosen so that all the children in Year 4 were able to play a part, with Year 3 taking the part of the chorus.
After intensive rehearsals, the rest of the school were able to watch the dress rehearsal and parents and carers were invited to watch two evening performances.
Year 3/4 did a great job and delighted everyone that watched!
The Year 5/6 production takes place at the end of the Summer Term and is one of the last major events our Year 6 children take part in before they move on to secondary school.
In 2016, they chose to base their production on the well known fairy story 'Sleeping Beauty'. They used a series of modern songs to bring it up to date and this meant they were truly enthusiastic singers. There were some excellent individual performances in what was overall an amazing production with a cast including every child in Year 6 supported by a chorus of Year 5s.
After some weeks of planning and rehearsals, the first dress rehearsal was watched by the rest of the school and it was a great hit with everyone. Two performances to parents and carers followed, both were packed out audiences and the applause rang out.
Well done to all of the upper phase and what a wonderful way to end the school year!
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