In Orange Class we’ve been doing quite a bit of work based around the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours, which included making our own coat of many colours and watching the DVD production of the musical show. The children really enjoyed experiencing the story through music and quickly started to learn most of the lyrics – quite a interesting way of developing comprehension skills don’t you think?
Last week we went to see the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat starring Craig Chalmers at Whitley Bay Playhouse. We were sat on one side of the theatre surrounded by mainly secondary school children and adults. I thought our children may have been too young to appreciate the show fully but never in my whole career have I seen children so happily engrossed in anything. There were smiles, cheers, claps and general excitement throughout. The best part for me was the megamix finale where every child stood up and started cheering and dancing (for a full ten minutes) -it was such a strange sight seeing one group of children dancing away while the rest of the audience sat down. It really made my year to see them so happy.