Drama

​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.

 

P7 Perform at JGHS Christmas Concert
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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P7 Musical Monday 25th June 1.30-3pm
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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Thank you Mr MacSween!
Grateful thanks to Mr MacSween for visiting school on 29th January 2018 in support of our whole school Scotland focus
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Hannah Wins Steven Lui Cup!
Congratulations to the six outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital and very well done to everyone
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Sciennes Glee Club at Assembly Rooms
Huge congratulations to the fabulous Sciennes Glee Club choir led by Miss Kathryn Dougal and Miss Aisling Rogerson who have
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P7 Pupils Perform at Stunning Usher Hall JGHS Christmas Concert
What a stunning showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie’s High School
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P5 Scottish Opera
The Tale o’ Tam o’ Shanter from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.   Thank you very much to parent Jimmy
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Superb P5 Performance of Scottish Opera’s "A Tale O’ Tam O’Shanter"
Outstanding P5s in Scottish Opera’s fabulous “A Tale O’ Tam O’Shanter” What a fabulous performance on Wednesday 14th June from
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P5 Scottish Opera Performance Wed 14th June
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE  2.15pm We are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn
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P6 Comedy Festival – Thank You Richard Melvin, Julia Sutherland and Al Lorraine!
What an extraordinary opportunity for our three P6 classes this week to work with accomplished comedy writer, comedian, producer and
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Hopscotch Theatre ‘Nation of Innovation’
Many thanks to Ross, Hannah, Marianna and Brian from Hopscotch Theatre for bringing yet another high quality ‘Theatre in Education’
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P7 Perform at Extraordinary JGHS Concert at the Usher Hall
What a wonderful showcase of the terrific musical talents of the young people and staff of James Gillespie’s High School
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P1-3 Show Time!
Huge congratulations to the P1-3 pupils and staff and to our Dance Division friends for their outstanding family performances this
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P2 Eve Stars in Morrisons’ TV Ad!
P2 Eve stars in Morrison’s TV ad!
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P3 Dance Show Friday 18th November
Fri 18th November P3 Dance Show  Doors open 10.40 for 11.00 Costumes are ready and routines are reaching their final
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P6 Ailsa is Virgin Money EIF Fireworks Poster Winner!
Ailsa with her winning poster entry for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 Huge congratulations to P6 pupil Ailsa on
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Area Strings Concert Wednesday 1st June
The Primary 5–7 children who are performing at the Area Strings Concert at Marchmont St Giles, Kilgraston Road on Wednesday
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P5 Scottish Opera Wednesday 4th May
P5 SCOTTISH OPERA PERFORMANCE TO FAMILIES WEDNESDAY 4th MAY 2.15pm We are very grateful to families for helping pupils learn
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Hopscotch Theatre ‘Rights of the Child’
  Many thanks to Ross, Liam, Sophie and Jen from Hopscotch Theatre for a high quality production of ‘Rights of
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P4-7 Assembly 29.1.16
P6 finalists Ben, Rachel and Cai competed to win the Steven Lui cup for Burns Recital at the P4-7 Assembly
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Hopscotch Theatre: Burns’ Last Supper
Pupils in P4, P5 and P6 were enthralled by the exuberant, highly crafted performances of Ruth and Ross from Hopscotch
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P7 Pupils Perform at James Gillespie’s Christmas Concert
James Gillespie’s High School Christmas Concert 2015Thursday 17th December, 7.00-9.30pm This concert features pupils from James Gillespie’s High School and
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P3 Dance Show Friday 6th November
Primary Three pupils and staff have been working hard and busily rehearsing to put on their spectacular Dance Show in
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Stunning P7 Graduation Show 2015!
https://player.vimeo.com/video/132625934 P7 Dream Team What a stunning Graduation show on Monday 22nd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils’ confidence
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P6C Journey with Pilrig Park at the Festival Theatre
Pilrig Park School for children and young people with additional support needs, uses dance across its curriculum to help its
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"The Voice Thief" Returns to Summerhall
“The Voice Thief” will be returning to Summerhall in August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. P7A pupils were most
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Grange Association Fair
Grange Fair Thank you to the members of the Grange Association for their thoughtful invitation to the highland dancers and
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Matthew on TV! CBBC A Long, Long Crime Ago
Matthew back row second left Watch CBBC’s A Long, Long Crime Ago‘ fairytale drama airing over the Easter weekend in
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Studio to Stage: School Orchestra Resonate at the Queen’s Hall
A wonderful opportunity for our children to participate in this showcase event, in a prestigious venue, celebrating young people’s talents
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School Orchestra at Queen’s Hall
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
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Sciennes School Orchestra at Queen’s Hall
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
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BBC Ten Pieces at Sciennes
Have you checked out our Vimeo Videos? Our children have been engaging with the innovative BBC Ten Pieces classical music
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BBC Ten Pieces at P4-7 Assembly 20.3.15
Outstanding, polished performances from our three excellent Primary Six classes at P4-7 Assembly on Friday 20th March to three of
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SCIENNES ORCHESTRA AT THE QUEEN’S HALL
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
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P5 Scottish Opera 2015
P5 Scottish Opera 2015: WARRIORS! THE EMPEROR’S INCREDIBLE ARMY Scottish Opera will again work with all three P5 classes this
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30th Anniversary Dance Performance at Edinburgh University
  Long time friend and former parent of Sciennes, June Underwood, leads our after school Highland Dancing club (and her
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International Tapas at Sciennes
Thank you to Ms Bethan Owen and Aileen Nimmo for organising such a fabulous evening, celebrating diversity at Sciennes, and
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P6 Steven Lui Cup Awarded to Yash
Congratulations to the nine outstanding finalists in the annual P6 Robert Burns poetry recital. All gave sterling performances in front
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Oh What A Night!
Sciennes staff were on their feet to give P7 pupils a standing ovation for their magnificent performance at the James
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JGHS Concert Thursday 18th December
A reminder to P7s to bring a santa hat/reindeer antlers etc for the ‘We Wish You…’ which is traditionally sung
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JGHS Concert Rehearsal at JGPS
Thank you to JGPS Headteacher Mrs Anthea Grierson for hosting a cluster primary school rehearsal for the forthcoming JGHS Christmas
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JGHS P7/S1 Choir
All P7 pupils will attend a rehearsal at James Gillespie’s High School on Monday 15th December and a rehearsal at
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P1 Nativity
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P1 Nativity for siblings and P4 Buddy classes on Thursday 11th
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P2 Winter Show
Ms Anstruther has arranged a Dress Rehearsal of the P2 Winter Show for siblings and P5 Buddy classes on Wednesday
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P3 Dance Show
What a fantastic event the P3 Dance Show was on Friday 7th November! Everybody had worked so hard to learn
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P7 Graduation 2014
What a fantastic Graduation show on Monday 23rd June from our Magnificent Sevens! The pupils’ confidence shone through and we
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Hats Off to P5 Scottish Opera 2014
What a truly outstanding performance of “The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House” by Primary Five pupils on Tuesday 13th
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Dance Show at Churchill Theatre
Thank you to Ava’s mum for this lovely photograph of Red Riding Hoods Mia, Sephora, Ruyan, Ava, Olivia and Isla
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Professionally Produced Nativity DVDs
  We are indebted to Alasdair Allen’s grandfather, David Allen, (alias ‘Papa David’) who professionally filmed and edited outstanding footage
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JGHS Christmas Concert
Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie’s High School’s feeder primary schools – Sciennes Primary, Tollcross Primary, James Gillespie’s
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Rave Reviews for the Lyceum’s "A Christmas Carol"
P3-P7 pupils visited the Lyceum Theatre on Friday 6th December to see their production of “A Christmas Carol” and were
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Sciennes P7 Graduation Video 2013!
Sciennes P7 Graduation 2013 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo. What a phenomenal Graduation show from an outstanding group of
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P7 Graduation
The Graduation Show and Ceremony of our Primary Seven Class of 2006 begins at 2pm in the School Hall on
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P1 Design, Tie Dye and Print T-Shirts
P1A, P1B and P1C celebrate their ‘Design a T-Shirt’ project on the catwalk. Ms Anstruther introduces the event and Ms
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P6 Art Exhibition
Friday 10th May saw the culmination of many weeks of creating artwork using a variety of media – watercolour, cross
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P5 Scottish Opera
What a fabulous performance today from Primary Five! They were word perfect and in fine voice for an outstanding production
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P3 Dance Show 2008
A blast from the past for our fabulous P7 pupils. Sciennes P3 Dance Show 2008 from Sciennes Primary School on
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P2 Nativity
An amazing Nativity performance by P2 Christmas STARS on Thursday 6th December in the school Hall. Ms Anstruther and the
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P1 Nativity 2012
Sciennes P1 Nativity 2012 from Sciennes Primary School on Vimeo.
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JGHS Usher Hall Christmas Concert
Thank you to Mr Howie for these stunning photographs. Primary Seven pupils from each of James Gillespie’s High School’s feeder
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P2 Nativity
An amazing Nativity performance by P2 Christmas STARS on Thursday 6th December in the school Hall. Ms Anstruther and the
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PRIMARY ONE FASHION SHOW
The Primary One Fashion Show will be held in the school Hall on Thursday 29th March at 2.30pm. Please enter
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