Drama / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore dramatic action, empathy and space in improvisations, playbuilding and scripted drama to develop characters and situations (ACADRM035)

Elaborations
  • experimenting with empathy to develop characters and relationships in drama and considering perspectives, exploring responses and challenging stereotypes
  • exploring physical, fictional and emotional space to create characters and situations and imagined feelings
  • manipulating dramatic action and use of available theatre technologies to create different meanings
  • comparing different ways improvisation and scripted drama create characters and action, and evaluating drama from other cultures and considering how they can use specific techniques in their own work
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How is the voice, movement, gesture and the body used to represent a character, situation or idea? How did the performers use the elements of drama? How can the devised drama be developed to communicate meaning?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Performance space,  Plots (Stories),  Improvisation (Acting)

Teacher resource

Poetry and drama

This is an online resource that provides tools and activities for taking a poem from the page to the stage. It includes two videos featuring Complete Works Theatre Company's artistic director, Andrew Blackman, and his actors demonstrating the process of preparing a poem for the stage, four activity sheets, the poem 'Mulga ...

Teacher resource

Improvisation starters

This is a resource that presents a range of short drama improvisation exercises for exploring focus, space and movement. It contains six videos featuring drama teacher Elisa Williams demonstrating improvisation exercises, six activity sheets with step-by-step guides, a drama journal template, and teacher notes that include ...

Interactive Resource

All about eggs: What is animal welfare?

This interactive lesson enables students to understand how the growth and survival of a hen is affected by the physical conditions of its environment. They will gain knowledge of the ways in which egg farmers care for their hens and how the government enforces strict guidelines to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Students ...

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...