By Miles Tandy

This sensible e-book offers all of the rules you want to make drama a standard and crucial a part of your school’s curriculum, supplying targeted feedback of drama paintings for ages four to seven. The instructing devices are prepared round 4 strands: drama for literacy; drama and the entire curriculum; drama movie, media, and ICT; and drama for functionality. The authors supply a wealth of useful actions all through. each one unit contains: specific hyperlinks to the Renewed Framework for literacy and the broader curriculum a list of assets wanted transparent studying ambitions and results steps for educating and studying together with the right way to alter actions to fit your tuition hyperlinks to writing evaluation assistance. according to the authors’ adventure as lecturers and in-service running shoes, this booklet offers a variety of principles and actions for uplifting drama around the beginning level and Key level 1, and is vital studying for all these attracted to bringing drama into their tuition.

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They will need to respond in role and it will be a good opportunity for you to see how well they can do this. Step 8: Postcards home You can work with the idea that Ted and Jed keep writing to each other once Ted has gone to sea and Jed has settled down on the farm with his friends. In their groups, children can talk about the things that happen and then represent these as more still images. Encourage them to think about where they will put their ‘pictures’ – outside on a climbing frame may be a good place to look like part of a ship for instance – and what they will wear and use as props.

The cycle shop go with it so that it can be promoted in the shop. Once the trail is established and it is being used in the children’s play, you can introduce the idea that it is under threat in some way. Come into the shop as a customer who has heard that there are plans to build a new road right along the path of the cycle trail. Have the people in the shop heard about it, and what do they think should be done about it? This can encourage children to make posters, write letters and invite people in the shop to sign a petition to keep the trail open – all good ways of showing how writing can help to change things for the better.

Reflected on their own and others’ work, suggesting improvements as appropriate – were they willing to re-take film clips if they weren’t happy with them? Did they notice if, for example, a car drove past the Three Bears wood while they were filming? Linking to writing There are plenty of writing opportunities that arise from this work, including: • • • storyboards and other notes/drawings to help in their filming; posters, adverts and programmes for the cinema; all sorts of text for the cinema foyer and shop.

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