To build children’s confidence and develop their social skills:
To develop children’s performance and self-presentation skills
To learn to work together, to make relevant observations of work performed and work they participate in
To learn about the world around them, school and their personal lives through dramatic activities
Year 3 Performance Skills/Christmas Production/ Activities based on Curriculum Topics i.e. Ancient Greeks/ Developing Performance Skills.
Year 4 The Nature of Friendship/Christmas Production/ Developing Performance Skills at times linked with curriculum i.e. Habitats- Amazon Jungle
Year 5 Performance Skills/ Christmas Production/ Performance Skills, Writing a Short Script/ Summer Performance, may be based on curriculum topic i.e. Aztecs.
Methods of Assessment
Oral discussion and feedback with each activity, self-assessment, based on National Standards for Key Skills.
One period per week of approximately 35 minutes.
The themes and activities are based on ideas that are boy-centred to encourage full participation.
There is continuity in the planning and development of performance skills to enable each child to progress throughout the consecutive year groups.
There are strong links to science and history topics throughout the year groups and P.S.E.
Planning is in line with the National Curriculum Strategies and provides built-in progression.
Gifted and Talented
Those pupils who are considered to be gifted and talented will be given the opportunity to perform in school productions, take the lead in assembly performances or take part in church services.
Differentiation will be undertaken where necessary by task but mainly by outcome, the principles upon which Drama is based gives every child, regardless of age or ability, the opportunity to participate in and to learn from Drama, whatever the topic.