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Curriculum and Assessment Map                          Year:  7                                      Subject: Performing Arts

Half Term  1: Without Words

Half Term 2: With Words

Half Term 3: Combining skills in Peer Pressure project.

Half Term 4: Combing skills in peer pressure project

Half Term 5: Mask work.

Half Term 6: Show case of performance.

 

Curriculum Coverage

Without words

An introductory topic. It aims to build up the foundations of drama as a discrete subject.

Develop skills in performing arts based on non-verbal communication.

Develop skills of communication and working with others.

Individual work                   

Pair work

Group work

Whole class involvement

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With words

Using language skills children will focus on using diction, projection, expression and characterisation.

This will combine with the performance skills that the students have learnt last term using body language, space and nonverbal communication.

Group work and co-operation will be evident throughout.

Curriculum Coverage:

Peer Pressure

 

To look at different scripts that involved `peer pressure`

To know what Peer Pressure is and to devise a piece of drama using the skills that we have previously learnt to develop a piece of Drama. This can include elements or dance and singing.

Curriculum Coverage

Perfecting a performance

 

The students will rehearse their Performances. Looking at self-evaluation and Peer assessment.

When doing this the students will think about

Voice projection

Diction

Movement

Body Language

Facial expressions

 

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Students will use their skills that they have leant previously in the academic year and they will develop this using the mask. Mask work has lots of restrictions and they will look at emotion masks, developing their body language techniques.

They will carry out a final performance using the masks.

Curriculum Coverage

Show case performance

 

Using performance skills

Singing

Acting

Dance

Art/ Design( students will chose a preferred performance skill that they want to work on they will be given a theme and carry out a performance. This will also give them the chance to work on costume design and staging.

Students will focus on one area in order to develop a show case performance. The students who don’t want to perform solo will design a costume or staging.

The students will still be using the skills that are mentioned in the levels for example

You can’t achieve anymore then a level 2 if you can’t work in a group.

Assessment 1 (Oct)

Silent Movie assessment

Assessment 2 (Jan)

Performance of a scripted piece using voice and performance skills as part of an ensemble.

 

Assessment 3 (March)

Students will perform a piece of group work using Acting, Singing and Dance skills. This will be a devised piece where the students will develop their own ideas.

 

Final Assessment (June)

Final outcomes- combining all the performance skills that the students have learnt since September in order to develop their final Showcase Performance.

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Confidence; learning how much we can achieve when taking risks.

 

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Creativity; learning how to apply an understanding of other to create my own work.

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Respect; showing tolerance and understanding of beliefs in other cultures.

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Enthusiasm; showing a growing understanding of how pieces of work can be developed.

 

 

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Determination; controlled refinement to make the materials do what you want.

 

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Ambition; working out of your comfort zone, from observation outside.

 

 

Curriculum and Assessment Map                          Year:  8                                   Subject: Performing Arts

Half Term  1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Without words

An introductory topic. It aims to build up the foundations of drama as a discrete subject.

Develop skills in performing arts based on non-verbal communication.

Develop skills of communication and working with others.

Individual work                   

Pair work

Group work

Whole class involvement

With words

Using language skills children will focus on using diction, projection, expression and characterisation.

This will combine with the performance skills that the students have learnt last term using body language, space and nonverbal communication.

Group work and co-operation will be evident throughout.

Peer Pressure

To look at different scripts that involved `peer pressure`

To know what Peer Pressure is and to devise a piece of drama using the skills that we have previously learnt to develop a piece of Drama. This can include elements or dance and singing.

Curriculum Coverage

Perfecting a performance

The students will rehearse their Performances. Looking at self-evaluation and Peer assessment.

When doing this the students will think about

Voice projection

Diction

Movement

Body Language

Facial expressions

 

Curriculum Coverage:

Elizabethan Theatre

Looking at Elizabethan theatre and developing your performance skills using a detailed performance for these skills.

Macbeth the 3 witches

Studying Shakespeare’s language and using contemporary dance and physical theatre to develop this particular scene.

Chance to show your skills

This topic gives student the chance to focus on a performing Arts skill that they have a particular interest in. singing, acting, dancing, costume design.

Students will work in small groups focusing on their strengths. They will all be given a final written assessment where the students will have to describe what they did and they will have to say what worked well and what they need to improve on for next year in order to improve their performing Arts skills.

Assessment 1 (Oct)

Silent Movie

Assessment 2 (Jan)

Performance of a scripted piece using voice and movement as part of an enamel.

Assessment 3 (March)

Students will perform a piece of group work using Acting, Singing and Dance skills. This will be a devised piece where the students will develop their own ideas.

 

 

Links to National Curriculum:

 

Use a range of drama techniques in order to build up and develop the student’s confidence.

Students will be looking at how to develop a character without using words for example

-facial expressions

-body language

-Movement

Mirroring games

Freeze frame exercises.

 

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Learn about a range of different Performance terms in order to create and develop a performance.

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Confidence; learning how semi abstract work can be developed from realistic starting points.

 

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To analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.

Students will then start the dance module.

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To develop their confidence skills and performance using singing and the voice.

 

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To be able to use the performance techniques that they have learnt in order to develop their performance skills for the end of the year.

Acting, Singing, Dancing.

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Enthusiasm; showing a growing understanding of how pieces of work can be developed.

 

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Respect: Respecting each other’s performance when we are watching them.

Links to Core Values:

 

Confidence; learning how semi abstract work can be developed from realistic starting points.

 

 

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Enthusiasm; showing a growing understanding of how pieces of work can be developed.

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Determination; controlled refinement to make the materials do what you want.

 

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Ambition; working out of your comfort zone, from observation outside.

 

 

 

Curriculum and Assessment Map                          Year:  9                                Subject: Performing Arts

Half Term  1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

 Curriculum Coverage

 

Building a character

An introductory topic. It aims to build up the foundations of drama as a discrete subject.

Develop skills in performing arts based on the building of a character.

We will look at the voice, movement, and body language.

The Whole class will be involved in a short section of performance from the play Alice in Wonderland.

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With words

Using language skills children will focus on using diction, projection, expression and characterisation.

This will combine with the performance skills that the students have learnt last term using body language, space and nonverbal communication.

Group work and co-operation will be evident throughout. Students will look at a short sections from different plays they will have to learn their lines for performance they will get the chance to choose the play that they are going to study.

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Horror creativity

Students in year nine will be writing Horror stories as part of their English curriculum. I want them to work in small groups and use and develop these skills when creating a piece of performance based on the given story this is good because I want them to link this to an ensemble performance looking at horror and mystery. We are all going to work together; we will be working in small groups the students will listen to different horror music and they will be given a chance to add this to their performance.

This can include elements or dance and singing.

 

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Devised Performance

Students will be working in small groups to deliver a piece of performance using drama, singing and dance in order to develop a piece of performance based on Peer Pressure.

The students will be working on a devised performance based on

Different ideas that they have develop in the previous weeks.

Curriculum coverage

 

Musical theatre

Students will know what Musical theatre is they will look at different Musical Theatre Shows.

They will learn the basic skills about exaggeration theatre and Musical Theatre performance. We will work collaboratively as a class to perform sections of Musical Theatre.

Curriculum Coverage

 

Final Performance

Students will look at

sections of the Musical “Little Shop of Horrors”

They will use all the skills that they have previously learnt in the year in order to put on a strong performance of little shops of horrors. Students could sing in the chorus, dance, act, they could do staging or lighting.

A lot of the Musical songs will be missed out and we will be focusing on certain sections in order to develop students confidence skills and to give them a strong taste for Performing Arts building on their confidence, group work, singing, acting and basic dance skills.

Assessment 1 (Oct)

Mixed media compositions

Mini written exam on the difference drama terms that they have learnt. They will be a written evaluation of what the students did in the few weeks.

Assessment 2 (Jan)

A mini performance of a text that uses a different accent for example

John Goder plays Hull

Mike Leigh plays: Blood Brothers

Assessment 3 (March)

Students will do a performance on a devised piece of drama they can include dance and singing into this.

Final Assessment (June)

Final outcomes- combining all the performance skills that the students have learnt since September in order to develop their final Showcase Performance.

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Developing self-evaluation writing skills in order to prepare for the students G.C.S.E writing skills for Performing Arts.

 

 

 

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Performance and self-evaluation skills.

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Preparation performance and production.

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Working on a devised piece of Drama that the students can add their own ideas and interpretations to.

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Musical Theatre skills.

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Performance skills.

 

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Enthusiasm; showing a growing understanding of how pieces of work can be developed.

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Respect; showing tolerance and understanding of beliefs in other cultures

Links to Core Values:

 

Confidence; learning how semi abstract work can be developed from realistic starting points.

 

 

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Determination; controlled refinement to make the materials do what you want.

 

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Creativity; learning how to apply an understanding of other to create my own individual pieces of work.

 

 

Links to Core Values:

 

Ambition; working on large scale final outcomes.