Drama

Drama is not only an highly enjoyable part of the curriculum but also delivers the joint aims of introducing the pupils to the specific drama skills of devising, improvising, interpreting and performing, while at the same time serving as a medium for exploring and learning about other curriculum areas including History, Literacy and social skills/PSHE.

Our Drama Specialist

Rosie Kolster

 

 

   
   

“Drama’s my favourite subject!” is a comment made regularly by pupils in Years 5 and 6 and it is a real pleasure to be teaching a subject with such a high enjoyment factor. It is a big responsibility to ensure that the curriculum content is not only enjoyable but also delivers the joint aims of introducing the pupils to the specific drama skills of devising, improvising, interpreting and performing, while at the same time serving as a medium for exploring and learning about other curriculum areas including History, Literacy and social skills/PSHE.

How is Drama taught at BSM?

In Drama, pupils learn how to go beyond the caricature and stereotype to portray both naturalistic and stylised work, leading to a number of performances each year. Each end-of-unit performance is recorded and placed on the VLE in the Years 5 and 6 Drama Learning Space. Each pupil also receives a DVD at the end of the year containing all the performed pieces from their class that year.

What will pupils learn?

Through Drama pupils learn how to develop elements of character, use their voice in a variety of ways and with greater articulation and projection, and develop group and imaginative skills through collaborative work. Many also say that it gives them increased confidence, especially those who have a natural tendency to shyness.

More details are available on the Year 5 and Year 6 web pages.

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