Glee4Kidz in Schools




Glee4Kidz is able to work within schools to incorporate learning in Drama, which is a statutory part of English in the National Curriculum for England (2013).

In line with the National Curriculum, Glee4Kidz enable children of all ages to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding in the practice of drama.

Children regularly participate in drama games, and create and perform in a range of roles, responding to others in a role.  They get the opportunity to improvise, rehearse and perform drama for one another and to audiences.

The Curriculum states that all children should learn through and about drama:

  • It can help children to explore characters and in doing so, extend their understanding of what they ready and to try out the language they have listened to.
  • In years 3 and 4, children should become more familiar with and confident in using language in a greater variety of situations, for a variety of audiences and purposes, including through drama.
  • Reading, re-reading, and rehearsing scripts and lyrics give children opportunities to discuss language, including vocabulary, extending their interest in the meaning and origin of words.
  • Drama provides many opportunities for children to experiment with styles of speaking, gesture and mime
  • develop characters through movement, use of voice and facial expressions, dialogue and interaction with other characters;
  • use space and grouping, props and different ways to adapt to an audience; • create dramatic effects through music, sounds, costume, make-up and scenery;
  • provide opportunities for rehearsing, polishing and presenting plays for performance
  • use appropriate technical vocabulary;
  • encourage discussion of the meaning of the drama and how this is created in speech and action;

Glee4Kidz children are encouraged to use drama approaches to understand how to perform plays and the lyrics of songs to support their understanding of the meaning. These activities also provide them with an incentive to find out what expression is required, so feeding into comprehension.

Glee4Kidz working with children in Key Stages 1 and 2 in Drama (Ages 4-11)


Glee4kidz work further to inspire children to develop skills in drama, in line with the National Curriculum for English and Drama by opportunities to:

  • improvise and work in role, creating and sustaining roles both individually and when working with others;
  • script and perform plays and stories using language and actions to express and convey situations, characters and emotions;
  • respond to their own and others’ performances, characterisation and overall impact.

GCSE specifications in drama – They should inspire creativity in students. They should provide opportunities for students to make and understand drama, recognising it as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through choices of form, style and convention. They should prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning and progression opportunities. 4.

GCSE specifications in drama should enable students to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding (as specified in paragraph 8) when making, performing and responding to drama
  • explore performance texts1 , understanding their social, cultural and historical context including the theatrical conventions of the period in which they were created
  • develop a range of theatrical skills and apply them to create performances
  • work collaboratively to generate, develop and communicate ideas
  • develop as creative, effective, independent and reflective students able to make informed choices in process and performance
  • contribute as an individual to a theatrical performance
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