​The Expressive Arts include Art and Design, Dance, Drama and Music.

Through learning in Expressive Arts your child will:

  • get the chance to find out about and express their feelings and emotions and those of others
  • discover and develop their personal, social and cultural identity
  • learn to recognise and value their culture locally, nationally and globally.

What will my child learn?

Each area of the curriculum is broken down into experiences and outcomes. These are clear and concise statements about children’s learning and progression from pre-school to S3.

Read the experiences and outcomes for expressive arts.


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Thank you very much to parent James Chow who filmed and edited the fabulous Primary Sevens' End of Term show
<img width="778" height="757" src="https://i0.wp.com/sciennesprimaryschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/JGHS-Christmas-Concert-2018-Poster-1.jpg?fit=778%2C757&ssl=1&quot; class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" data-attachment-id="9676" data-permalink="https://sciennesprimaryschool.com/2018/11/27/p7-perform-at-jghs-christmas-concert/jghs-christmas-concert-2018-poster-2/#main&quot; data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/sciennesprimaryschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/JGHS-Christmas-Concert-2018-Poster-1.jpg?fit=1341%2C1304&ssl=1&quot; data-orig-size="1341,1304" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Lisa Shields","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="JGHS Christmas Concert 2018 Poster" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/sciennesprimaryschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/JGHS-Christmas-Concert-2018-Poster-1.jpg?fit=300%2C292&ssl=1&quot; data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/sciennesprimaryschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/JGHS-Christmas-Concert-2018-Poster-1.jpg?fit=778%2C757&ssl=1&quot; />
TUESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2018 7.00pm Tickets are now on sale directly from the Usher Hall box office and website, priced
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Our incredible Primary Sevens proudly present their Musical Show "The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan" at 1.30pm on Monday 25th
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Grateful thanks to Mr MacSween for visiting school on 29th January 2018 in support of our whole school Scotland focus
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Congratulations to the six outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital and very well done to everyone
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Huge congratulations to the fabulous Sciennes Glee Club choir led by Miss Kathryn Dougal and Miss Aisling Rogerson who have
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What a stunning showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School
The Tale o' Tam o' Shanter from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.   Thank you very much to parent Jimmy
Outstanding P5s in Scottish Opera's fabulous "A Tale O' Tam O'Shanter"What a fabulous performance on Wednesday 14th June from Primary
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE  2.15pmWe are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn their
What an extraordinary opportunity for our three P6 classes this week to work with accomplished comedy writer, comedian, producer and
Many thanks to Ross, Hannah, Marianna and Brian from Hopscotch Theatre for bringing yet another high quality 'Theatre in Education'
What a wonderful showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie's High School
Huge congratulations to the P1-3 pupils and staff and to our Dance Division friends for their outstanding family performances this
Fri 18th NovemberP3 Dance Show Doors open 10.40 for 11.00 Costumes are ready and routines are reaching their final rehearsals this
Ailsa with her winning poster entry for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016Huge congratulations to P6 pupil Ailsa on being
The Primary 5-7 children who are performing at the Area Strings Concert at Marchmont St Giles, Kilgraston Road on Wednesday
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 4th MAY 2.15pmWe are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn their
 Many thanks to Ross, Liam, Sophie and Jen from Hopscotch Theatre for a high quality production of 'Rights of the
P6 finalists Ben, Rachel and Cai competed to win the Steven Lui cup for Burns Recital at the P4-7 Assembly
Pupils in P4, P5 and P6 were enthralled by the exuberant, highly crafted performances of Ruth and Ross from Hopscotch
James Gillespie's High School Christmas Concert 2015Thursday 17th December, 7.00-9.30pmThis concert features pupils from James Gillespie's High School and P7
Primary Three pupils and staff have been working hard and busily rehearsing to put on their spectacular Dance Show in
https://player.vimeo.com/video/132625934P7 Dream TeamWhat a stunning Graduation show on Monday 22nd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils' confidence and joy
Pilrig Park School for children and young people with additional support needs, uses dance across its curriculum to help its
"The Voice Thief" will be returning to Summerhall in August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. P7A pupils were most
Grange FairThank you to the members of the Grange Association for their thoughtful invitation to the highland dancers and woodwind
Matthew back row second leftWatch CBBC's A Long, Long Crime Ago' fairytale drama airing over the Easter weekend in four
A wonderful opportunity for our children to participate in this showcase event, in a prestigious venue, celebrating young people's talents
Resonate: Studio to Stage at the Queen’s Hall Monday 30th March 5.45pm for 6.30pm-9.00pm The Sciennes School Orchestra, conducted by Mrs
Resonate: Studio to Stage at the Queen’s Hall Monday 30th March 5.45pm for 6.30pm-9.00pm The Sciennes School Orchestra, conducted by Mrs
Have you checked out our Vimeo Videos? Our children have been engaging with the innovative BBC Ten Pieces classical music
Outstanding, polished performances from our three excellent Primary Six classes at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March to three of
Resonate: Studio to Stage at the Queen’s Hall Monday 30th March 5.45pm for 6.30pm-9.00pm The Sciennes School Orchestra, conducted by Mrs
P5 Scottish Opera 2015: WARRIORS! THE EMPEROR’S INCREDIBLE ARMYScottish Opera will again work with all three P5 classes this year
 Long time friend and former parent of Sciennes, June Underwood, leads our after school Highland Dancing club (and her dancers
Thank you to Ms Bethan Owen and Aileen Nimmo for organising such a fabulous evening, celebrating diversity at Sciennes, and
Congratulations to the nine outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital. All gave sterling performances in front
Sciennes staff were on their feet to give P7 pupils a standing ovation for their magnificent performance at the James
A reminder to P7s to bring a santa hat/reindeer antlers etc for the ‘We Wish You…’ which is traditionally sung
Thank you to JGPS Headteacher Mrs Anthea Grierson for hosting a cluster primary school rehearsal for the forthcoming JGHS Christmas
All P7 pupils will attend a rehearsal at James Gillespie's High School on Monday 15th December and a rehearsal at
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P1 Nativity for siblings and P4 Buddy classes on Thursday 11th
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P2 Winter Show for siblings and P5 Buddy classes on Wednesday
What a fantastic event the P3 Dance Show was on Friday 7th November! Everybody had worked so hard to learn
What a fantastic Graduation show on Monday 23rd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils' confidence shone through and we
What a truly outstanding performance of "The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House" by Primary Five pupils on Tuesday 13th
Thank you to Ava's mum for this lovely photograph of Red Riding Hoods Mia, Sephora, Ruyan, Ava, Olivia and Isla
 We are indebted to Alasdair Allen's grandfather, David Allen, (alias 'Papa David') who professionally filmed and edited outstanding footage of
Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie's High School's feeder primary schools - Sciennes Primary, Tollcross Primary, James Gillespie's
P3-P7 pupils visited the Lyceum Theatre on Friday 6th December to see their production of "A Christmas Carol" and were
Sciennes P7 Graduation 2013 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.What a phenomenal Graduation show from an outstanding group of young
The Graduation Show and Ceremony of our Primary Seven Class of 2006 begins at 2pm in the School Hall on
P1A, P1B and P1C celebrate their 'Design a T-Shirt' project on the catwalk. Ms Anstruther introduces the event and Ms
Friday 10th May saw the culmination of many weeks of creating artwork using a variety of media - watercolour, cross
What a fabulous performance today from Primary Five! They were word perfect and in fine voice for an outstanding production
A blast from the past for our fabulous P7 pupils. Sciennes P3 Dance Show 2008 from Sciennes Primary School on
An amazing Nativity performance by P2 Christmas STARS on Thursday 6th December in the school Hall. Ms Anstruther and the
Sciennes P1 Nativity 2012 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.
Thank you to Mr Howie for these stunning photographs.Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie's High School's feeder primary
An amazing Nativity performance by P2 Christmas STARS on Thursday 6th December in the school Hall. Ms Anstruther and the
The Primary One Fashion Show will be held in the school Hall on Thursday 29th March at 2.30pm. Please enter