|Key Learning Objectives
||This unit consolidates and extends the work pursued in year 7. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of dance and drama techniques, as well as learn to create, rehearse, perform and evaluate work. This term they will be learning about the skills they need to create and perform high quality dance and drama, They will be introduced to the Commedia Dell’Arte and the genre of British Pantomime. They will learn about stock characters and the Lazzi. They will explore ways of developing the physicality of a role. They will create performance based on traditional Commedia plots and action. They will learn about the traditions of British Pantomime and work to create their own mini version for performance.
|Key Activities / Homework
||Learners are set a variety of practical and written homework over the term. These may include revising key words, practical choreography tasks or self-evaluations of their practical performance work.
||Learners are given regular formative feedback on both their written and practical work about how they can make further progress. Learners will be assessed against a Mastery programme that focuses on their understanding and application of the Learning Muscles
|Suggest reading & support materials
||Learners will be given a list of literacy key words, which they can revisit to embed understanding. Learners can also access electives afterschool to further enhance their practical work.