All students at North Melbourne Primary School will be learning Drama in Semester 2.
Weekly Drama sessions for Prep students combine guided dramatic play with active storytelling. Encouraging self-expression, imagination and creativity, classes include group activities conducted in an inclusive fashion, with an emphasis on active participation… and having fun! Drama fosters co-operative play skills; using bodies and voices to explore ideas; creative thinking; engaging in narrative through stories and songs. This semester, by engaging with a variety of familiar and imagined texts, students will discover how emotions are essential in bringing stories to life for an audience and will also start to explore elements of dramatic conflict and the importance of conflict and problems in making a story… dramatic!
Grade 1 & 2
Drama for Grade 1s and 2s continues to emphasise co-operative play skills and working together. This semester, students will participate in a range of drama activities and guided role-plays with an emphasis on exploring and understanding ways in which scenarios and stories can be presented to an audience. Students will also be following direction and collaborating to create theatrical tableaux and images, exploring how these can be used to present a story’s key ideas and core dramatic moments. Given the skills and guidance to devise, interpret and perform stories together, students are encouraged to use their voices, faces and bodies to communicate and express ideas and to establish and sustain roles.
Grade 3 & 4
In their weekly Drama session during Semester 2, Grade 3 and 4 students will be building on their performing arts skills through games, activities and group work. Students will explore some of the theatrical skills and techniques essential for presenting both improvised and scripted scenes to an audience and, through active participation, will begin to develop an understanding of some of the basic writing tools needed to create simple scripted drama. Working with others, Grade 3 and 4 students will also be creating and presenting their own short scenes in class.
Grade 5 & 6
During Drama this Semester, Grade 5 and 6 students will work together to explore how characters are created by actors, writers and directors. Through group games and activities, Grade 5 and 6 will use voices, bodies and imaginations to bring characters to life, with a particular focus on both physical character traits as well as the internal worlds of their characters. Through improvisations and script work, students will investigate how characters react and respond to each other and to their changing situations, and how dramatic action is driven by the characters’ changing wants and needs. Working with others, Grade 5 and 6 students will be creating and presenting their own character driven scenes in class.
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