Performing Arts (Drama)
In Term 4, students recommence their weekly Performing Arts (Drama) sessions with Dan and Michael. The focus for all year levels is on social and co-operative play skills, communication skills, and exploring emotions and ideas in a fun and safe environment.
The weekly Performing Arts (Drama) session for Preps combines guided dramatic play with active storytelling as well as exploring how we communicate emotions with our faces, bodies and voices. Encouraging self-expression, imagination and creativity, each session incorporates a range of group activities and games conducted in an inclusive fashion, with an emphasis on active participation and having fun.
Year 1 & 2
Drama for Grade 1s and 2s emphasises co-operative play skills and working together to participate in active storytelling. Through group activities, games and guided dramatic play, students explore key drama elements such as conflict, tension, problems, and emotions and are encouraged to use their voices, faces, and bodies to communicate and express themselves.
Year 3 & 4
Grade 3 and 4 students continue to build their performing arts skills through games and activities using movement, rhythm, and voice, creativity, and imagination. They also explore the fundamentals of improvisation with an emphasis on working in groups and being part of a chorus. Students continue to explore conflict, emotion, power dynamics, and the role these elements play in a performance.
Year 5 & 6
Grade 5 and 6 students hone their improvisation skills and begin to explore how characters react and relate to each other - and their worlds - in dramatic scenes and scenarios.
Through improvisation exercises and activities, students apply their understanding of character actions, objectives, obstacles and motivations in scenarios and scene work.
Dan Dinnen: Daniel.Dinnen@education.vic.gov.au
Michael Taylor: Michael.Taylor2@education.vic.gov.au