'As an actor you need to understand the breath of human possibity and the depths of your own possibility'
- Marcus Geduld
Our literacy curriculum allows teachers to explore characters, emotions and settings and situations through drama. This happens in the first week of any scheme of work in every writing genre.
Drama is a subject taught across all areas of the school curriculum. Used as a creative platform to enable teachers and children to enrich subjects from History or PSHE. Children relish the opportunity to explore their own imagination, empathise with others and/or imagine themselves in the a whole host of settings or situations.
In History, children may collaborate to act in or film a re-enactment of famous historical events. Drama enables children to immerse themselves and imagine the personal experiences of those living during historically important times. Through whole school performance, class assemblies and creative projects, Drama is a creative catalyst that helps bring the curriculum to life.
Recent drama highlights include a visit to an Hill End Outdoor adventure where children took part in a Stone Age village reconstruction including a Stone Age Battle; Y3 'Play in a day' at Oxford Playhouse; Y6 IMPS session at Oxfords John Radcliffe Hospital.
In addition, every year group children also get the opportunity to rehearse and perform a routine, play or performance.
In Nursery and Reception perform a school Nativity each year. Year 1 a Protest March; Y2 & Y3 Xmas production; Y4 and Y5 the Spring production; Y6 Summer production, and Y6 leavers assembly.