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Performing Arts

OIAMFS has at its heart the three drivers of Sport, Arts and Enterprise. We are committed to developing the creative element of our students and Performing Art is a key aspect of this.

In Performing Arts, we focus on developing confidence, communication, cooperation and concentration. The work done in these lessons also supports the Key Stage 3 English curriculum.

Lessons are varied and may be skills based or thematic in approach. There is a strong emphasis on working together in pairs and groups.

Students learn how to shape a piece of drama, build convincing characters and communicate a story to an audience.

Throughout the key stage we work on:

The use of voice, space and body language;

  • Freeze frame
  • Mime
  • Thought tracking
  • Monologues
  • Addressing the audience
  • Soundscapes
  • Prepared improvisation
  • Spontaneous improvisation
  • Working from a simple script
  • Flashback

What Parents/Carers can do to help:

Your child has been given a Knowledge Organiser for each topic they study. This summarises the key information they must know if they are to be successful in this subject. Please encourage them to learn this off by heart and revise topics regularly.