Drama

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed

by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…
Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

At Eaton Square School, all of our pupils are given an entitlement to a range of high-quality arts experiences, whatever their background and ability.

The main aims of Drama at Eaton Square are:
To engage with a variety of performance art forms;
To explore values, attitudes, feelings and meanings through drama, music and dance;
To develop the ability to create, appreciate and make critical judgements about the performing arts;
To work independently and in teams, to share arts experiences and present artworks to others;
To increase active and independent involvement in opportunities to engage in the performing arts;
To provide opportunities to develop self-esteem, confidence and maturity through participation in the arts;
To give all pupils the opportunity to take part in at least two yearly performance activities.

Pupils have the following opportunities for learning and performing:

Autumn Term

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 perform a Christmas Nativity play in St Michael’s Church. Years 3-8 perform a service of Carols and Lessons in St Michael’s Church.

Spring Term

Transition, Reception and Year 1 perform their musical drama production at St. Michael’s Church.
Years 2-8 have a musical performance evening at St Michael’s Church.
Years 2 & 3 have an arts week, during which they explore a range of performance art skills.

Summer Term

Years 4-8 perform a full scale musical production at a Theatre in London’s West End.

Throughout the school year the children have regular opportunities for drama, performance and public speaking during assemblies, concerts and small scale productions within their year groups. Drama is encouraged within the classroom during speaking and listening activities, as well as role play within specific subjects.