"All the world's a stage." - William Shakespeare
"I try to build drama into many different topics throughout the year. This is where some children thrive." - MV Staff
"We love to see the children on the stage taking part in live performances throughout the year - their confidence is incredible!" - MV Governor
"I really like lessons where we can do hot seating - it's great fun!" - MV Pupil
"I am a shy person so find drama quite a challenge but my teacher always encourages me to have a go." - MV Pupil
"I loved watching the pantomime last Christmas." - MV Pupil
Drama Vision: For all pupils to leave Morley Victoria Primary School as confident, social and imaginative individuals, with an understanding of performance and presentation skills.
Drama is outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum under the ‘Spoken Language’ section, which says:
“All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.”
Children at Morley Victoria love to take part in Drama lessons and activities. It is planned for in many of our curriculum topics. Drama is a crucial tool which enables all children to actively engage in effective learning across the curriculum. It has enriches and deepens the children’s learning in lots of different subjects.
Drama lessons and activities at Morley Victoria:
- Involve being given roles so the children the opportunity to explore values and beliefs and the way that they impact on people’s lives.
- Drama promotes teamwork. In order for drama to be successful children need to show respect for other’s needs, interests and feelings as well as their own.
- Drama provides a platform to explore difficult topics in a relevant and safe way.
- It creates an opportunity for problem solving and helps children make reasoned judgments on moral dilemmas.
- Drama helps children to become open to more ideas and gives children a willingness to modify their thoughts or values in the light of experience.
- Drama provides children with an opportunity to gain crucial life skills like problem solving, communication, collaboration, self-control acceptance and discipline.
Drama activities include performance poetry, hot seating, freeze framing, performing playscripts and acting in the role of characters. Drama is also undertaken as part of class assemblies and end of year performances. We also provide as many opportunities for our children to watch live performances.