Primary Drama for Writing: 01/10/15 (London) 04/11/15 (Manchester)
This brand new one-day drama course with David Farmer focuses on inspirational games and strategies for key stages one and two for improving writing. The National Curriculum states that ‘drama and role-play can contribute to the quality of pupils’ writing by providing opportunities for pupils to develop and order their ideas through playing roles and improvising scenes in various settings.’
We will show you how to do this and so much more!
Drama strategies – also known as drama techniques or drama conventions – are the everyday tools of the drama teacher. They help to develop enquiry skills, to encourage negotiation, understanding and creativity. They can enhance performance skills such as character development and storytelling and be used across the curriculum to actively involve students in their own learning.
Mini Downloads are short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama. They are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes.
Drama is well-placed as a means to highlight and explore stories, issues and themes. Below are links to a number of drama units suitable for key stage 1 and 2 pupils. Further ideas can be found in Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years by David Farmer.