The Arts: Drama
Years 5 and 6
Readers theatre: Blueback
Summary of task
Students studied the novel Blueback by Tim Winton as part of an integrated unit that included English and playbuilding in Drama. They developed their own character in an imaginary town meeting in Longboat Bay, the novel’s setting. They used these characters in their improvisations to develop a short readers theatre script, which they rehearsed and performed. They recorded their performances on tablets to review their role-plays from the point of view of an audience. In this process, they made choices that developed character, situation, mood, and the atmosphere of their work.
By the end of Year 6, students explain how ideas are communicated in artworks they make and to which they respond. They describe characteristics of artworks from different social, historical and cultural contexts that influence their art making.
Students structure elements and processes of arts subjects to make artworks that communicate meaning. They work collaboratively to share artworks for audiences, demonstrating skills and techniques.
By the end of Year 6, students explain how dramatic action and meaning is communicated in drama they make, perform and view. They explain how drama from different cultures, times and places influences their own drama making.
Students work collaboratively as they use the elements of drama to shape character, voice and movement in improvisation, playbuilding and performances of devised and scripted drama for audiences.