I can’t even describe how many times they have performed this to us, so thought I’d better include it in our play journal!


  • Soundtrack to Greatest Showman
  • Dressing up box
  • Props
  • Paper and crayons for theatre poster


Step 1: They made their theatre poster.

Step 2: They cleared a space to perform in, and lined up their costumes and props ready for quick scene and costume changes between songs.

Step 3: We were all invited to watch the performance.

Greatest Showman

A Million Dreams

Come Alive

The Other Side

Rewrite The Stars

From Now On


DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Expressive arts and design

ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.