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Drama is taught throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 by Irene Warburton, Drama Specialist and PPA teacher.

Drama in Key Stage 1

Children participate in a range of drama activities. The children 
  • use language and actions to explore and convey situations, characters and emotions
  • create and sustain roles individually and when working with others
  • comment constructively on drama they have watched or in which they have taken part
The Wizard of Oz - 2014

Drama activities

The children can
  • work in role
  • presenting drama and stories to others (for example, telling a story through tableaux or using a narrator)
  • respond to performances

 Drama in Key Stage 2

Children participate in a wide range of drama activities and evaluate their own and others' contributions. The children can

  • create, adapt and sustain different roles, individually and in groups
  • use character, action and narrative to convey story, themes, emotions, ideas in plays they devise and script
  • use dramatic techniques to explore characters and issues (for example, hot seating, flashback)
  • evaluate how they and others have contributed to the overall effectiveness of performances
See Drama in action in class in Y4 curriculum.


Drama activities

The children can
  • use improvisation and work in role
  • use scripts and perform in plays
  • respond to performances
Drama within the New Primary Curriculum 2014 which commences in September can be seen in the file at the bottom of the page.

Extra curricular drama

Extra-Curricular drama

At Dore School we regularly organise and take children and their families to performances at the Sheffield Theatres. We annually take the Year 5 and 6 children to see a West End Show in London!

Recent visits include:

  • Show Boat the Musical on 19th December 2015 for 100 KS2 children and families.
  • Annie the Musical on 20th January 2016 for 120 Y5/6 children and their families.
  • Gangsta Granny on 9th March for 150 for Y3/4 children and their families.
  • Matilda the Musical on 6th April 2016 for Year 5 and 6 children at The Cambridge Theatre in London.
  • Cats the Musical on 5th October 2016 for 25 Year 6 children. 
  • Annie Get Your Gun on 19th December for 100 KS2 children and their families. 
  • Running Wild on 8th March 2017 for 150 KS2 children and their families. 
  • The Lion King on 15th March 2017 for Year 5 and 6 children at The Lyceum Theatre in London. 

Every child has the opportunity to take part in class assemblies. They create and devise their own drama for performance assemblies. Many children take part in the Christmas, World Book Day, Easter and summer concerts. All Key Stage 1 and KS2 children can join the choir and perform in all the concerts.

Every summer the Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in the Christmas, Easter and World Book Day Concerts. They can also attend an after school club, auditioning, casting and rehearsing for the big summer musical. The summer musical this year will be ‘The Tempest’ by Shakespeare. Rehearsals will start on 22nd March and every Wednesday from 3.30 – 5.00. All Year 6 choir members can audition. Previous summer concerts include:

  • 2011 Rebecca’s World
  • 2012 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • 2013 A Wizard of Oz
  • 2014 Alice in Wonderland
  • 2015 Rebecca’s World
  • 2016 A Midsummers Night’s Dream

Many of Dore children have performed in these concerts and hundreds of parents and families have come to watch!


Lynnette Glossop,
6 May 2014, 12:40