Key Stage 2 Drama

Drama enables pupils to negotiate situations both in and out of role.  By engaging in a range of dramatic activities, they develop their understanding of the world.

Using creative and imaginative role play situations, pupils can explore their own and others’ feelings about a range of cultural and human issues. They learn to employ the strategies of hot seating, tableau, freeze frame, thought tracking and conscience alley.

By exploring voice, movement, gesture and facial expression, they develop their dramatic skills. They learn to make meaning clear for themselves, and perhaps for an audience – such as their peers – as well.

For examples of suitable classroom activities, see:

If you are developing a programme of study for Drama, please refer to the statutory requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.