Term 3 2019
Dan Dinnen: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Term 3, the Prep students continue to use their co-operative play skills, working together to participate in active story-telling. This term Preps will begin creating and rehearsing short performances based on a range of story sources. Through this process students will focus on using expressive body language, voices and actions to communicate meaning as well as exploring role. The stories being dramatized include Little Beauty by Anthony Browne which features a Gorilla who can communicate using sign language, and The Quinkins by Percy Trezise and Dick Roughsey, an Aboriginal Dreamtime story about two types of mythical creatures.
Year 1 & 2
The Drama Program for Year 1 and 2 will continue to emphasise co-operative play skills and working together to participate in active story-telling. Through guided and directed scene-work rand role-play, students use conflict, tension, problems and emotions to create dramatic action. Building on the skills they explored in Semester 1, students will create and rehearse a range of short theatrical scenes. Special attention will be given to how we use expressive body language, actions and voice to interact with others during role-play scenarios and in presenting drama to an audience.
Year 3 & 4
Year 3s and 4s hone their skills in dramatic performance through games and activities and have regular opportunities to perform for each-other through directed role-play. This term students will be invested in the rehearsal process as they are involved in creating a short theatrical presentation. Through this experience students will focus on creating role, expressing attitude, their relationship to others in their drama making, and the use of stagecraft.
Year 5 & 6
The Year 5 and 6 Drama Program facilitates students in working together as collaborative story-tellers and performance makers. Extending on the improvisation work they explored in Semester 1, Term 3 sees students draw on those skills to create and rehearse a theme-based theatrical presentation. Through this work the focus will be on creating character via the use of voice, attitude and physicality as well as effective theatrical staging of their ideas