Intent - What does drama look like at Sandcross?
Our drama curriculum is designed to challenge, develop and nurture the “Whole Child‟ with a mission of “Inspiring Lifelong Success‟.
At Sandcross we believe that drama should be included as part of a broad and balanced education for all children. This subject develops the whole child by providing an enjoyable and creative experience that everyone can access.
We aim to develop oracy skills by making them part of every child’s school life through all the key stages. Children will develop the key social skills of speaking and listening by working in teams and learning to communicate and cooperate.
Implementation - So, how are we going to deliver this?
In nursery and reception the children will engage with others in imaginary and role play. All year groups will incorporate drama into their English and Topic lessons and the children are regularly encouraged to read aloud their writing to their teacher and peers. There are regular opportunities for our children to perform to audiences: class assemblies, Christmas concerts and nativities, Y2 play, Harvest, Easter, our annual Christmas tea party for OAPs, the drama club’s play, and the Y6 Leavers’ assembly. Our Pupil Parliament representatives will regularly speak aloud and share the ideas and opinions of their classmates in an articulate way.
Impact - What difference is this curriculum making to our children?
Our children enjoy speaking and listening and learning to talk about their choice of voice, movement, gesture and facial expression. They are learning to explore the use of drama strategies to deepen the role or understanding of the situation.