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Drama

Year 5 Drama

“We must all do drama to find out who we are and discover who we could be” – Augusto Boal

Drama is central to the cultural life at Thorpe House School, with pupils in all year groups given the chance to perform, be involved as a stage technician or as a member of the audience. We believe that Drama supports the learning of all students across all aspects of the curriculum and provides our boys with essential life skills they can utilise in school and beyond. 

Lessons are taught practically, allowing boys to experiment, explore and work together to create performances and understand texts. Whilst it is important that the students do improve and hone their performance skills we place a lot of emphasis on the students developing skills for life, our main five being; Creativity, Communication, Empathy, Independence and Confidence. We embrace and encourage a sense of play throughout, but especially at KS2.

Facilities

Drama is taught by a specialist teacher in our hall. All classes benefit from a full lighting rig and sound equipment.

Autumn Term

1066 - The Plague:

Facts & Historical Context
Imagination & Mime
Role Play
Narration

Theatrical Devices 1:

Freeze Frames
Thought Tracking
Narration

Spring Term

Theatrical Devices 2:

Soundscapes
Marking the Moment
Monologue

Page to Stage - Hamlet - What was the Question?:

Introduction to the Script
Understanding the Audition and Casting Process
Costume & Set Design
Rehearsal and Performance

Summer Term

Page to Stage - Hamlet - What was the Question? cont.:

Introduction to the Script
Understanding the Audition and Casting Process
Costume & Set Design
Rehearsal and Performance

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ADMISSIONS TO THORPE HOUSE SCHOOL

We continue to invite parents to come and visit Thorpe House School whilst we operate a phased return for our pupils. Our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have about joining the school and the Headmaster would be delighted to give you a tour of the site. Please contact our Registrar on [email protected] to arrange a chat or visit.