Drama / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop skills and techniques of voice and movement to create character, mood and atmosphere and focus dramatic action (ACADRM036)

Elaborations
  • varying use of voice, for example, projection, dynamics, pace, pause and pitch, to create and communicate characters’ intentions
  • trialling different ways to move in character and situations
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How did the performers use the elements of drama and design elements effectively? For what purposes did they make drama? What evidence supports your judgment about the drama?
  • adjusting the weight (heaviness or lightness of movement), speed, use of stillness, levels and movement through space to focus on character and situation and create dramatic action
  • altering voice and movement to show change in mood and atmosphere, and to create images, effects and an engaging delivery
  • rehearsing, interacting and negotiating with others in interpretation of scripts to create characters and their relationships
ScOT terms

Speaking,  Plots (Stories),  Characters (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 ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Using 'Stages of life' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea includes reflections following the teaching of R11512 'Stages of life - unit of work'. Students engage in a sequence of structured activities in Science and Drama to develop their knowledge and understanding of the cycle of life of plants and the cycle of life of humans.