Miss Niamh Simmons
In Drama, pupils have opportunities to develop their social and performance skills. It allows pupils to explore, develop and express ideas and concepts, helping them to develop life skills – such as communication and being creative – and make sense of reality.
Drama activities encourage pupils to engage with their emotions and intellect, expressing their thoughts and feelings through voice and movement in an imagined context. These develop their creativity and extend their learning through a practical and active experience in the classroom.
Pupils will get the opportunity to:
- engage with a range of stimuli to develop critical and creative thinking;
- adopt a role;
- take part in improvisation;
- devise scripts and use Drama forms and strategies effectively to explore and present ideas;
- employ sign, symbol, metaphor and image;
- engage in movement and/or dance;
- experience live and recorded Drama and respond to a variety of texts;
- begin to develop an appreciation of theatre, styles, genres and vocabulary;
- explore characterisation through use of masks, costume, props, puppets and electronic media; and
- evaluate their own and others’ work