In the first half of Term Three the Pre-Primary children are exploring and experimenting with using their voices, different sorts of facial expressions, gestures, movements and actions to portray a variety of characters, including animals. They also learnt about a facet of Aboriginal Culture, via storytelling and “acting out”, parts of a Dreaming narrative belonging to the Walpiri people called “The Pangkarlangu and the Lost Child”. In addition, the children will be participating in a whole class structured improvisation, set a pet shop, where they are portraying animals looking for an owner, as well as the pet shop owner and a customer.
They can be seen here portraying kittens in a movement and role-play activity, chefs creating a dessert in another and being a little child eating and resting at home camp before setting out on a big journey.
YEAR ONE AND YEAR TWO
The Year One and Year Two children are very busy in drama learning & rehearsing a musical play for their End of Year Music & Drama Concert in November. All Year One and Year Two students are performing in “The Pied Piper of Thompson’s Bay”; a fantastical story about the origins of a favourite mammal. In the photos below, the Year One and Year Two children can be seen learning and practising different parts of the opening scene of the play.