It is very important to include structure in a drama lesson so it doesn’t become confusing for the children as to what they are expected to do. A step by step procedure will help them slowly progress and build in their confidence as an individual, rather than embarking in a task which is out of their comfort zone and capability. It will help their imagination and help build on any topic work which they are undertaking in class. The children could start by working in pairs to start developing ideas and building on their own experiences, they can then join other pairs to form a group and work together to share the ideas they have created to then lead onto a full group performance. This is beneficial as the activity is structured rather than the children being thrown into activities for them to perform straight away.
I enjoy creating, choosing and accepting roles, using movement, expression and voice. EXA 1-12a
Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through drama. EXA 0-13a / EXA 1-13a / EXA 2-13a
Drama could also be used to further develop their ideas of certain topics which the class may be learning about. An example of this could be when they are learning about different topics for example; Titanic or Natural Disasters. Children can use their knowledge to redevelop scenes in their pairs or groups. This will also help them engage more during discussions during class time and help them to learn from their peers. Their ideas will also develop and flourish. Their imaginative skills will then grow and then they will be able to express themselves in a creative manner.