Drama Club

Just a reminder that Monday’s session finishes at the later time of 5pm.

We hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday and found time to rehearse your lines and songs for the upcoming performance.

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Know Your Lines?

Well done to everyone who auditioned, we are really proud of you. We have a wonderful cast and whether it is singing, dancing, acting or narrating, everyone has an important role to play.

Mrs Buckby, Mrs Chisholm and Mrs Mantle need you to learn the songs and retain the dance moves practised so far. If you have a script to learn, please try to fit it in during the holiday – remember the top tips in the previous blog.  Little and often – commit to learning a little at a time, go over your lines first thing in the morning, during break times and again in the evening.

Drama club starts on Monday, 23rd April and this will be a longer session – 3:15 to 5:00 – to help us catch up with missing one for the training day.

 

The Players

What a fabulous term!

Well done to everyone who auditioned, we are really proud of you. We have a wonderful cast and whether it is singing, dancing, acting or narrating, everyone has an important role to play.

Mrs Buckby, Mrs Chisholm and Mrs Mantle need you to learn the songs and retain the dance moves practised so far. If you have a script to learn, please try to fit it in during the holiday – remember the top tips in the previous blog.  Little and often – commit to learning a little at a time, go over your lines first thing in the morning, during break times and again in the evening.

Happy Easter to you all and remember keep practising!

 

 

 

Tips for Learning Lines

With the cast selected and rehearsals well underway, everyone has something to learn. Memorising anything can be challenging, but it’s an essential part of a performance. How do you get the words to stick in your brain? Try a few of the following tips for learning lines.

Read the lines aloud – by speaking the lines you will hear them and they are more likely to stick.

Ask a friend to help you – friends can correct you on any mistakes you make, give you the cue lines and go over any weak areas.

Practise, practise, practise – this is the only way to make the lines stick. Everyone has to do this even the professionals! Repeat the line aloud until you’ve memorised it.

Little and often – commit to learning a little at a time, go over your lines first thing in the morning, during break times and again in the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drama Club

This term, the Players enjoyed a variety of drama activities, which helped develop confidence, physical awareness, communication and articulation, and everyone had a go at performing a monologue.

Excitement is building as we start to reveal songs and characters for the summer performance.

 

That’s a Wrap!

Well done to everyone who participated in the Christmas Around the World performances and thank you to all who came to watch the children shine.

The Players have worked hard on speaking clearly, loudly and with confidence; for some it was their first time performing on a stage and they have all finished the week feeling a sense of achievement and pride.

Mrs Buckby, SdS performing arts teacher, has been really impressed with the performance skills and singing across the different year groups. She hopes that you will all continue with drama club in the new year and would like to see a few new faces too.

May your Christmas sparkle with moments of laughter, goodwill and wonderful memories of the children’s performance.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

Christmas Around the World

Thank you to everyone who came to see the performance today. Tomorrow and Friday, the performances will be in school, 10:30 start, instead of the church. This means we can accommodate a larger audience so please come along to enjoy the show.

The children have worked really hard and would love to see some familiar faces in the audience.

Merry Christmas!

 

Christmas Around the World

Today, the Players and the KS2 choir had their first performance of Christmas Around the World. Joined by year 5 and year 3 Blyton class, they put on a fabulous show of Christmas traditions and celebrations from different countries around the world.

Tomorrow’s performance is for the parents of the Players and choir; we hope you can come along to enjoy the children’s’ performance skills and beautiful singing.

 

 

Dress Rehearsal

Monday the 4th will be a complete run through of the Christmas performance and Friday the 8th will be a dress rehearsal. It is really important that all Players attend both sessions.

Thank you to everyone that has brought in a costume. If anyone is struggling to complete a costume, then please let us know by this coming Monday.

Costume requirements:

Black T shirt (long sleeved if possible)

Black leggings or trousers

Black socks

Black shoes