What is the intent of Drama in our School?
The artistic practice of drama at Cranfield Academy will enable children to devise scripts and improvise roles by way of spontaneous, rehearsed and refined performance to share with a variety of audiences.
How is Drama implemented in our school?
Early Years Foundation Stage:
Drama is ‘taught’ in the Early Years curriculum through the Helicopter Stories Scheme and through various role play situations linked to learning. In Early Years classes, activities are planned as part of continuous provision with some adult directed activities as and where appropriate.
Years 1 – 4:
Drama is used as a tool to support and enhance our Creative Cornerstones Curriculum. In addition, we use Now Press Play headphones and support materials which stand-alone but can also supplement other learning within our Creative Curriculum. Children are given opportunities to watch performances by drama groups that support their learning and wellbeing and to participate in productions of their own.
Assessment is ongoing through observation, discussion, and peer assessment. The following Stepping Stones for Literacy have been identified as Drama based:
- I can prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform.
- I can show understanding in my readings and performances with intontation, tone, volume and action.
- I can read aloud my writing so that other people can hear me.
- I can say out loud what I am going to write about.
- I can read aloud what I have written with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear.
- I can read aloud my own writing, to groups or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling my tone and volume to make my meaning clear.
- I can perform my own compositions using appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear.
- In writing narratives, I can consider how authors have developed characters and settings in what I have read, listened to or soon performed.
Where can I get further information?
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to your child's teacher.