In Drama the boys will explore, depict and celebrate human experience by imagining and representing other people through live enactment. Drama is a collaborative art, combing physical, verbal and aural dimensions. In drama the boys will experience theatre and develop an understanding of the performer/audience relationship. Learning in drama can be both process and performance. The boys will have the opportunity to combine the elements of drama to make, present and respond to representations of human situations, characters, behaviour and relationships. They will make drama through dramatic play, role-play and improvisation, structuring the elements into play building, directing and scriptwriting. In presenting drama they will learn, as actors, to use body and gesture, voice and language, through interpretation and rehearsal processes as well as production and performance. In responding, the boys will learn about how drama contributes to personal, social and cultural identity. The boys will study the diversity of purposes, forms and styles in drama and theatre both contemporary and from other times, places and cultural contexts.
PrepCommunities around the World
The boys will explore the theme of different communities and cultures of the world. They will use a variety of inspiration such as music and art. The boys will learn to work creatively alone and with others, using different drama and dance conventions.
|Year 1 |
The Ugly Bug Ball
In this unit the boys will use creative movement and drama to explore the life cycles and movement patterns of a variety of mini beasts. The boys will use drama conventions such as tableau, frozen sculpture, hot seating, writing in role and choral reading.
|Year 2 |
Splish, Splosh, Splash
During this term in Drama, the boys will be exposed to qualities of water to create movements and sequences, individually and collaboratively. Through out the sequence of lessons they will develop body skills, expressive movement quality and imagination using the elements of creative movement and drama.
|Year 3 |
Mime – The fine art of Clowning
The boys will be exposed to the art of Mime. As a unique form of theatre, mime crosses languages and cultural barriers. The unit will provide an inclusive experience for the boys. The use of multi media will be a high light, as it will provide a wonderful visual example of the art form. The boys will learn a clowning routine to perform to a large audience.
|Year 4 |
In this unit of work the boys will explore the Aboriginal Culture, drawing inspiration from their art, music and history. The story of creation will be introduced as seen through the eyes of the Aborigines. The boys will use a variety of drama conventions to explore examples of Aboriginal storytelling.
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|Year 5 |
Building Characters from a Painting
In this unit the boys will explore building a character using a painting as source material. They will explore the characters using a variety of improvisational strategies, and will write monologues that express the emotions of the characters they create.
These monologues will be performed for a larger audience.
|Year 6 |
Less is More: Understanding Scripts and Developing Minimal Scripts
In preparation for the boy’s performance they will explore the meaning of texts, and learn how to decode the dramatic conventions in scripts. The boys will be involved in developing short scripts, they will write personal monologues and rehearse and present their work. The boys will be encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own and other’s work in discussion and writing.
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