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Children have regular chances to perform in class assemblies and end of term concerts and drama is frequently used in our teaching with "hot-seating" and role play. For several years we have taken part in the national Shakespeare Schools Festival with year 5 classes and drama club performing Shakespearean plays alongside other schools and colleges at Thameside Theatre. We also make the most of our opportunities as a Royal Opera House Trailblazer School to give children the chance to engage in live professional performances and bring in other professional groups so that children can see drama performed; ranging from our Christmas Pantomimes to special book weeks and other performances. 



At Woodside Academy, the creative curriculum is a key priority and it is embedded across a variety of subjects taught at Woodside. We are a Trailblazer school, who work closely with the Royal Opera House, and this is a leading component in our creative curriculum. Drama is one element of our creative curriculum and it is taught cross-curricular across the school, mostly during English lessons. Consequently, many spoken language targets are met through drama lessons. It is our intention to ensure that children are exposed to and take part in high quality arts and cultural activities including drama. Additionally, drama, as well as other creative arts, is used to improve the standard of creative writing across the school and is used to inspire children to think more creatively. We therefore aim to ensure that every pupil experiences a variety of cultural experiences before they leave school in year 6. We aim for pupils have a sense of confidence with their spoken language and learn to express themselves and their ideas in a variety of ways.

Drama Intent, Implementation and Impact