All the children have drama within the curriculum and perform in end of term productions. The emphasis is on audience awareness, characterisation, voice projection and remembering lines. The children learn about listening, following cues, improvisation and expression of language.
This is an ideal opportunity for the children to develop confidence.
Children also perform in assemblies and are encouraged to practise their pieces so that their delivery is polished. They may recite poems, sing, act in a mini-show or give a presentation.
Presenting material begins in the earliest stages with Show and Tell and progresses to hosting assemblies and giving a presentation of an in-depth project such as The Tower of London.
Children develop characterisation skills from the first moments of school when they help themselves to the dressing-up box. They don outfits and costumes assuming all sorts of roles using a range of voices and props.