Term Four in Drama has been action packed for everyone. The Pre-Primary children have participated in a Dance Drama and a whole class improvisation, as well as creating scenes in small groups. The Year Ones and Twos continued preparations for and then performed in their Junior Music & Drama End of Year Concert.
The Pre-Primary children have had fun in a Dance Drama where they portrayed traveling clowns. They also created short scenes in small groups, with teacher direction, which they then performed for the class. In addition, the children pretended to be American Indians in a short improvisation set in the village. Later in the term, the children will participate in several short whole class improvisations. One improvisation will see the PP children pretending to be Caterpillars emerging from their cocoons, whilst in another they will explore the garden looking for food, before finally transforming into butterflies.
YEAR ONE & YEAR TWO
The Year One and Two children continued to rehearse their play for the End of Year Music & Drama Concert. Then on Thursday evening the 9th November, in Treacey Hall, the children performed “The Pied Piper of Thomson’s Bay” for the school community. What a great effort you made children! Well Done!! It was a fantastic performance and the audience were very appreciative. In the weeks after the show, the children will watch videos of their performance and made guided evaluations of their participation in the rehearsals and performance. They will also work in small groups creating, rehearsing then performing a short scene for their peers. This will be a relaxing and fun way to end off drama for the year.
During the term the Pre-Primary children have been enjoying being involved in various creative movement activities and role-playing different characters. They have continued acting out characters and ideas from several books and have also participated in a whole class structured improvisation where they were puppies. In the photos below, the children can be seen portraying scarecrows in a field, Acting Out a book called “Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna” and role-playing being “Lost in the Desert”.
The Year One children have been developing their performance and team working skills. Forming pairs, they created, rehearsed then performed a short structured scene set in a boat. The children also found out about the musical play they will be performing towards the end of the year. After a reading of the play, they expressed their interest in playing individual characters. Here some of the children can be seen rehearsing and performing their scene for the class.
The Year Two children have also been developing their team working and performance skills with creation, rehearsal and performance of a short scene set in the forest. In addition, the children have been working on their characterization skills as well as learning about plot structure and development. They also expressed their interest in playing individual characters for their own end of year musical play. The children can be seen here creating and performing their scenes.
The pre-Primary children have been having fun learning about time awareness in drama class.They found out that actors move at different paces depending on the situation and character they are playing.They have also been acting out characters and ideas from several books. In the photos below, the children can be seen Acting Out a book called “Just Imagine”, as well as role-playing different characters and objects using a variety of paces and movements.
The Year One children have been building their vocal skills with the learning of several poems.They have also participated in a play set at school. Here they can be seen reciting a poem called “A Little Worm”, imagining themselves in the school playground and teaching some dolphins new tricks.
The Year Two children have also been working on their vocal skills. In addition, they have been learning about animal characterisation skills and have participated in a whole class improvisation where they were animals concerned about their forest home. Here they can be seen reciting a poem and portraying animal characters in an improvisation set in the forest.
Term Four has been full of action for everyone in Drama classes. The Pre-Primary children have enjoyed participating in role-play activities, a whole class improvisation, a Dance Drama, and creating scenes in small groups. The Year Ones and Twos continued preparations for and then performed in their Junior Music & Drama End of Year Concert.
The Pre-Primary children participated in a Dance Drama where they were all clowns, travelling the countryside in a train, and performing for the people and the Queen. One role-play activity involved the children in washing an elephant, whilst a structured whole class improvisation saw them pretending to be Caterpillars encountering a spider in the garden. The children also worked in small groups creating short scenes, with teacher direction, which some then performed for the class.
~~~~~ YEAR ONE & YEAR TWO MUSICALS 2015 ~~~~~
The Year One and Two children worked hard to polish their individual plays for the End of Year Music & Drama Concert. Each year had a successful Dress Rehearsal, with an audience, in Week 3 of the term. On Thursday evening the 12th November, the Year One children performed “Beneath the Sea” & the Year Two children presented “The Lost Sandcastle”. The audience were captivated and very entertained. The look of excitement & supreme effort on the children’s faces during the performance and their satisfaction and joy after, was a sight to be cherished! Well Done children! The fantastic set and costumes were due to the hard efforts of volunteer mothers in each year and were appreciated by everyone.
In Term Three, the children in Pre-Primary have been learning about a facet of Aboriginal Culture and acting out a story called “The Pangkarlangu and the Lost Child”. They have also been participating in a whole class structured improvisation, set in a Pet Shop, where they were pretending to be animal and human characters. In addition, the children had lots of fun in a Dance Drama where they portrayed astronauts exploring a new planet. Later in the term, when they participate in other whole class improvisations, the children will be pirates on their sailing ship; as well as animals at a celebration dance. They can be seen here portraying animals and humans in a pet shop; astronauts just about to explore space; and remembering the most important rule – “To Have Fun!”
YEAR ONE AND YEAR TWO
Drama is especially exciting this term for the Year One and Year Two children. They are very busy learning & rehearsing the plays for their End of Year Junior Music & Drama Concert in November. Both plays are musicals, with the songs taught by Mr Loiacano. The Year Ones will perform “Beneath the Sea” – a tale involving some very special sea creatures; whilst the Year Twos will perform “The Lost Sandcastle” – a fun story set at the beach.
Also this term, during Book Week, all the junior classes will learn about author Diana Chase. The PP’s will act out parts of her book ”Angel in a Gum Tree”, whilst the Year Ones and Two’s will learn and rehearse their plays, which were both also written by Diana Chase! In the photos below, the Year One and Year Two children can be seen rehearsing their plays.
The Pre-Primary children have been having fun learning about time awareness in drama class. They found out that some characters move at a fast pace whilst some characters move slowly. They have also been acting out characters from several books. In the photos below, the children can be seen playing a game called “Birds in the Garden”; finding out that some people move slowly and pretending to be a Scaly-Tailed Possum.
Year One Drama
The Year One children have been building their vocal skills with the learning of several poems. They have also participated in a play set in the playground and created a short scene with a partner which they performed for the rest of the class. Here they can be seen reciting a poem called “A Little Worm”; imagining themselves in the playground and working on a short scene with their partners.
Year Two Drama
The Year Two children have also been working on their vocal skills with the learning of several poems. In addition, they have been learning about animal characterisation skills and have participated in a play where they were animals concerned about their forest home. The children have also been working on their performance skills, creating their own short scenes and performing them for the rest of the class. Here they can be seen portraying animal characters in an improvisation set in the forest; creating a scene with their partners and watching a pair perform.
There have been lots of exciting things happening in Junior Primary Drama this term!
The children in Pre-Primary have enjoyed experiencing their first drama lessons. They have been learning about good posture and breathing and how to use their imagination, voices and bodies to express themselves. Here the children can be seen reciting a poem, as well as portraying the sea and some sea creatures in a short musical story.
This term the Year Ones, amongst other things, have been learning to improve their vocal skills and body awareness. They have also worked on communicating emotions through use of face, body and gesture. Here the children can be seen communicating “happiness”; as well as participating in a whole class improvisation about a Sand Sculpture Competition.
And the Year Twos……
Have been having lots of fun! They have been participating in several whole class improvisations as well as creating their own scenes with a partner or small group. Here the children can be seen being “Pirates” finding Treasure. They can also be seen watching a pair perform the scene they created; as well as portraying various characters in a play set at the beach.