In Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6), all students are taught a drama lesson once a week by a drama specialist. These lessons are designed to complement the children's learning in the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) while developing a foundation of expressive movement and drama techniques to develop their confidence and skills of collaboration, communication and creative thinking.
Shared overall aims across drama lessons are:
to enable children to use and understand basic drama skills and terminology
to develop their ability to tell stories both individually and collaboratively
to develop social skills of communication, negotiation and collaboration
to learn to think critically and problem-solve creatively
to enable the children to make links between the make-believe world and reality
to use drama to further develop their understanding of their IPC curriculum
Drama in Enrichment
Primary students also take part in the curriculum enhancement programme whereby they have a range of activities they can enter into over the year. Performing Arts options include activities such as Creative Dance, Drama, Set Design, the Year 4 Production and the Year 6 Production (which are rehearsed during the curriculum enrichment sessions).