Taught as a standalone subject, Drama lessons take place once a week from Reception through to Year 6. An integral element of the English curriculum, Drama incorporates speaking and listening skills in every lesson and is complimented with clubs, activities, trips and workshops.
From understanding and using body language and facial expression in Reception to re-enacting stories and developing characters, children develop their own creativity as well as increase and improve their technical language as they move through to Year 6.
Drama gives children the courage to embrace the opportunity to explore and express what they are feeling, while interpreting how this is received and managed by those around them. Children are encouraged to embrace new skills and understand how trying something different can lead to interesting new pathways. Drama can support children in the development of critical thinking and problem-solving, both within and beyond lessons.
Drama offers a safe space for children to interact, interpret and work through their own imaginative thoughts, as well as learn how to collaborate with their peers. Encouraging confidence in a safe environment supports development in all areas of School life.