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What's been happening in Performing Arts this term?

Preps 

The Preps are learning about characters. We know:

  • what characters are,
  • where they are found (TV, movies, books…), and
  • how to use movement and voice to portray different types of characters.

Through move-and-freeze games and guessing games like charades, the Preps are learning how to

portray different characters using movement and voice.



Children Prep B warming up with a game of 'mirrors.


Grade 1/2 

The Grade 1’s and 2’s have been learning about improvisation in Drama.

Ask your child about ‘10 second objects’ or ‘what’s your story?” - 2 warm up games that both utilise

the skill of improvisation. When they improvise, children need to accept the dramatic ideas of

others without question. This is wonderful for 
team-work, but is also exciting because no one knows

which direction the drama will take.





Cathrine, Lachie, Alyssia and Saketh (2B) worked brilliantly together to create an improvisation

based on the following scenario:

You go swimming at the beach and see something sparkling and twinkling in the sand.


 

Grade 3/4 

The 3 /4s have been enjoying drama this term. They have been warming up to some engaging

games like ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Popcorn’ and drama freezes. They are working collaboratively on a scripted

play and will perform to the class later this term.


Students from 4/5A working on ‘The Stone on the Road’ play.



Hawaiian freeze frame by 3/4D

           


 



Grade 5/6

The 5/6s have been having a ball in drama this term. They have been warming up to some very

creative and funny activities like ‘Subtitle’, ‘Transportation of Delight’ just to mention a few. They

have worked in small groups to write, produce and direct a persuasive commercial to their peers.

  Jaymee and Claire from 5/6A in ‘Subtitle’   

 ‘Cool Water’ commercial 5/6D