Shared Education

The Sharing Education Programme is in the second year of a four year programme at St John’s College, Dromore. Every pupil from Dromore PS and Tummery PS travels to St John’s on a Thursday and Friday afternoon for joint cross community tailored classes in Art, ICT, Drama and Sport.  Other joint events arranged include a residential trip to Gortatole, Maths Trails, Nerve Centre iPad workshops and training days for all the staff from each of the schools.  At the end of the year a Showcase event is held which gives parents an opportunity to view the children’s work.

The Sharing Education Programme at St John’s College was inspected by the Department of Education in February 2017 and received an extremely positive report.   Inspectors “found that there were high quality experiences of Art, Drama, ICT and Sports activities.  Interaction was very well-facilitated; children were able to build on relationships first established at play school.  Children are given opportunities to develop teamwork skills and there is good development of oracy and literacy skills throughout the activities.”

Mr B McCarron   – Shared Education Coordinator.

Drama:  Thursday

Primary 1 & 2 & 3 theme, ‘Nursery rhymes’ 

Pupils in the primary school are offered an opportunity to work with others pupils from a different school, faith and background.  Pupils will work collaboratively with all other group members.  During these sessions pupils will begin to build upon their confidence.  When working in small groups, pupils will learn the value of team work.  They will explore drama activities through nursery rhymes which shows their vocal and movement practical skills in performances.  This is a primarily a fun based class.

 

  Primary 1&2   18 pupils( 40 mins)
Lesson 1 ‘Getting to know you’ & Warm up

Pass a smile, hug, handshake and silent squeeze.

 

Name games

 

Hula hoop game: Pupils to work as part of a team to pass the hula hoop without breaking hands.

 

Singing nursery rhymes

Lesson 2 ‘Getting to know you’ & Warm up

Name games

Oranges and Lemons

Nursery Rhymes:

One, Two, Tie my shoe (sing and actions)

Monkeys on the Bed

The Grand Old Duke of York (march around room)

 

Recap and discuss skills used.

Lesson 3 ‘Getting to know you’ & warm up

Recap, Grand Old Duke of York, Monkeys in a bed, One, Two Buckle my Shoe.

Activity one: How we use our bodies and voices.

YouTube: Guess the sound

YouTube: Move to the music

Plenary: reflection and relaxation music.

 

Lesson 4 Getting to know activity & Warm up

Magic box – Pupils guess the object.  Developing basic skills.

Warm up activity: Freeze game

Five little Monkeys – sing and actions

Organise pupils into groups

YouTube.

 

Plenary: Discuss what we did today.  Any good performers?

 

Lesson 5 Warm up: Musical Chairs

Then start to practise for show case on the ‘5 little monkeys.’

Organise into group, sing and dance.

Move on to, ‘Down in the jungle.’

 

 

Lesson 6 Warm up: 

Freeze game

Snap, Snap, Snap – working on building confidence.  Using actions and voices.

5 little monkeys

Lesson 7 Warm up:

Look through the mirror and who do I see.

Game:  humming, pupils have to guess or name that tune. Row, row, row your boat. Mary had a little lamb. Head, shoulders, knees and toes. Twinkle, twinkle little star.

 

Making monkey tails.  Pupils given tights and material to make tails.  Pupils use the tails when performing.

 

 

Lesson 8 Warm up:

Look through the mirror and who do I see. (name game)

Snap, Snap, Snap

Pat a cake (clapping game) Pairs

Mirror image game

Meeting a stranger, friend, teacher

5 little monkey’s

Lesson 9 Warm up:  Look through the mirror

Game:  Pass the parcel – advent calendar (music – YouTube)

Discuss what we did last week

Go over; snap, snap, snap and pat a cake. 

Mirror image

5 Little monkeys

Pin tails

 

Lessons 10-15 Preparation for showcase

 

Primary 4 & 5 theme, ‘Fairy Tales’ – ‘Little Red Hen’

Primary3 & 4 focuses on storytelling and characterisation.  Pupils engage in a variety of activities that helps to build pupils confidence, listening and speaking skills.  Alongside ‘getting to know you’ activities, pupils work on freeze frames, monologues and dialogues. At the end of the session, pupils perform their play to their year group.

 

  Primary 4& 5           12 pupils (20 mins)
Lesson 1 ‘Getting to know you’ & Warm up

Pass a smile, hug, handshake and silent squeeze.

 

Name games

 

Hula hoop game: Pupils to work as part of a team to pass the hula hoop without breaking hands.

Characterisation: happy face, sad, angry and so on

Discuss favourite character, link to children’s TV.

Lesson 2 ‘Getting to know you’ & Warm up

Name games

Oranges and Lemons

Activity one: How we use our bodies to tell a story. Miming a story. 

Working in pairs/groups: act out getting ready for school or being late and getting ready for school. 

Show case/feedback

Activity two:  follow teacher commands; jump over logs, duck under branches, high knees through quicksand, run from the tiger, tip toe past a snake, talk to the monkey & swing through the jungle like Tarzan. Feedback

Lesson 3 ‘Getting to know you’ & Warm up

Recap:  reflect on how we use our bodies to tell a story. 

How you brush your hair, blow dry your hair, how you put your clothes on, eat breakfast, pretend you are singing, laughing, crying and swimming.

‘Guess the sound game.’ – My Favourites.  Aim to work in groups to differentiate different sounds.

Move to the music game.

Plenary:  reflect on the skills used today and relaxation techniques

 

Lesson 4 Getting to know activity & Warm up

Magic box – Pupils to guess the object.  Developing basic skills.

Warm up: Freeze game

Play ‘Little Red Hen’

Discuss:  Who has read the story?  Seen the play?  Name the characters?  The main character.  Location…

Watch YouTube clip

Plenary: reflect on skill developed and working together techniques. 

 

Lesson 5 Warm up: Musical chairs

Play ‘Little Red Hen’

Characters – how do they move?  How do they sound?  What does this story teach us?

Print out of script for next week.

Lesson 6 Warm up:

Freeze game

‘little Red Hen’

Lesson 7 Warm up: Wall – run towards the wall and place both hands. Centre- all gather in the centre of the room. Jump, Stop- pupils stay still.  Floor- pupils place hand on the floor.  REVERSE instructions. 

 

‘Little Red Hen’ read script.  Act out.

Lesson 8 Warm up:  Discussed the play and all the characters.

Each pupil issued a script. 

Discuss rules

Pupils read through scripts and roles as part of a team.

Groups work:  pupils read and act out their parts in small groups.

Showcase

Lesson 9 Warm up: Quick dance to ‘because I am happy’ or country and western song

 

Script ‘Little Red Hen’

 

Lessons 10-15 Preparation for showcase