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)

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Act Ease

Act Ease is designed to build teacher capacity and ability to teach drama in primary schools. It has been created with a group of teachers, industry experts and university sector representatives to develop teacher capacity. This resource features written, downloadable resources which are also captured through film. This ...

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