Fresh Arts Education
Speech and Drama

Fresh Arts Education’s Speech and Drama PPA cover is a fantastic way for your students to develop their creativity and confidence and learn vital skills such as leadership, teamworking and negotiation. We use a lesson planning structure for each year group with built in  opportunities to achieve all of the national curriculum aims for Spoken Language but also informed by Royal Shakespeare Company actress Davinia Khan’s knowledge of drama and the importance of drama in education.

We then leave space for bespoke activities to support a cross curricular approach to speech and drama PPA creating a bespoke programme of work for each school. Your schools programme of work will be based upon the topics of each year group and designed to deepen the children’s understanding of topics by increasing vocabulary and allowing them to put themselves into the shoes of key characters or transport themselves to different times in history.

During our session we help children to maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations such as devising or writing their own short scene and work on skills such as staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments. During the sessions children also work on learning to project their voices and speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English. There are many opportunities during class to participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.

If you would like the sessions can have more of a focus on Public Speaking and students can work towards LAMDA speaking in public qualifications. Our speech and drama teacher can also support your year 6 production.

Having Fresh Arts Education provide speech and drama for your school will help you to achieve the National Curriculum targets in Language and Literacy of Spoken Language.

There will be opportunities throughout the Fresh Arts Education Speech and Drama PPA sessions for pupils to achieve the objectives for spoken English working to:

Develop pupils’ spoken language, & vocabulary.

Working with scripted language improves reading skills and sentence and idea formation and introduces new vocabulary. Improvising and role play helps children to think on their feet and speak to communicate their ideas.

Increase Fluency in the English language

Our sessions increase fluency in the English language by providing multiple opportunities for speech. This helps EAL learners with their spoken English as opportunities are built into the sessions for speaking and sharing opinions. Working with scripts, role-play, devising and improvisation are all fun ways to encourage students to extend their language and reasoning.

Encourage pupils to speak clearly and convey ideas confidently using Standard English

In Fresh Arts Educations Speech and Drama sessions our pupils learn to justify ideas with reasons; ask questions to check understanding; develop vocabulary and build knowledge; negotiate in activities such as devising and improvisation; evaluate and build on the ideas of others through sharing of dramatic work and feedback sessions; and select the appropriate register for effective communication through working on different characters and motivations.

Through Fresh Arts Speech and Drama sessions pupils will be encouraged to give well-structured descriptions and explanations and develop their understanding through guided speculating, hypothesizing and exploring ideas.

How can we help you to achieve your objectives for Spoken English through drama?

  • Maintaining attention and participating actively in collaborative conversations such as devising or writing their own short scene, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
  • Learning to project their voices and speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.
  • Having opportunities to participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • The children will during the sessions have opportunities to work in groups of different sizes in pairs, small groups, large groups and as a whole class and pupils of all ages gain understanding in how to take turns and how to participate constructively in conversations and debates.

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