Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 7

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Introduction to drama

  • Status
  • Blocking
  • Proxemics
  • Characterisation
  • Tableaux
  • Rules of the drama studio and code of conduct

Vocab Quiz

  Theatre History
  • Greek Theatre (2)
  • Medieval Theatre (2)
  • Mummers (1)
  • Anti-Bullying week lesson (1)
  • Re-cap of key vocab
  • Iambic pentameter
  • Physical theatre
  • Scripted dialogue symbolism
  • Non-naturalist theatre
 

Spring Term

 

Theatre History- Shakespeare

 

  • Romeo and Juliet (3)
  • Macbeth (3)
  • Set, lighting, sound, costume and makeup design
  • Iambic pentameter
  • Physical theatre
  • Scripted dialogue symbolism
  • Non-naturalist theatre
  • Re-cap of key vocab

Performance

  Slapstick Comedy
  • Development of own scenes.
  • Aims and intentions of theatre
  • Links to Commedia
  • Slapstick comedy
  • Mr Bean, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy etc. Clips
  • Movement of mine
  • Rules of mime
 

Summer Term

 

Commedia Dell’arte

  • Theatre History- street theatre and the promenade
  • Stock Characters/ stock movement of Pantelone, Arlecchino,  Columbina, Il Doctoro, Zanni
  • Application of Slapstick comedy lazzi’s to stock character archetypes
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Connection with audience
  • Breaking the 4th wall

Performance

  Matilda
  • Musical theatre cross curricular links with music
  • Understanding of genre and style
  • Dramatic adaptation
  • Live theatre analysis
  • Development of characterisation
  • Singing, dancing, acting to develop a narrative
House Competition: performance for year 6 transition days