Communication, Characterisation and Craziness

Students will recall the communication techniques from last half term and apply them to add emotion and meaning to a range of situations.

Expectations

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to: state why thought tracking is a useful technique; demonstrate thought tracking and chair acting;be able to discuss the uses for sound effects in drama; select appropriate facial expressions and gestures for a piece of music.

Most students will be able to: perform a short scene using a chair as a character; evaluate the work of others; use voice and pace to create an impression of a location; create a scene which uses sound effects for atmosphere.

Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to: demonstrate empathy towards the characters involved in chair acting; apply space and movement to soundscapes in order to add further meaning to their scene.

Key Assessments

This unit is assessed with a classroom performance at the end of the term.

How to help your child

It would be helpful if parents could ask their child what techniques they have been using in class and how the techniques can have an impact on a performance. Parents could also encourage their child to experiment with a range of voices and facial expressions.