Lesson 1

Learning Intention

To draw a picture of the Performing Arts.

Lesson Information

  • Draw a picture of something you enjoy that is related to the Performing Arts.
  • It could be a picture of an activity you actually do outside school or enjoy to do.
  • You could draw yourself dancing, singing, acting, using dress ups, performing on stage in a concert, using puppets or making plays.
  • You may even like to draw a picture of a musical, movie or play you may have watched and enjoyed.

Reflection

Write a few sentences about your drawing and explain you are doing. If you would like to share with Miss McKelvie send your drawing and sentences to dmckelvie@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au. 🙂


Lesson 2

Learning Intention

To act and perform one of your favourite stories.

Lesson Information

  • Choose a picture story book that you like and act out the story.
  • You can read the story page first then act it out or ask a family member to be the narrator and read each page for you.
  • You might like to organise a costume to wear.
  • When performing, use a strong clear voice and think about how your character would sound.
  • You could ask members of your family to be the different characters with you or be in the audience to view the performance.

Reflection

Ask a member of your family to make a comment about your performance.


Lesson 3

Learning Intention

To use improvisation skills.

Lesson Information

  • Play Charades with your family (this is where you don’t speak while you are acting)
  • Write on paper a list of actions you could act out. Here are some ideas – riding a bike, animals, movie characters, opening a present, rolling dice, going bowling, playing a guitar, using a yo-yo.
  • Cut up each action and put them in a hat or container.
  • Choose one from the hat and act it out for your audience. Your audience could be a member of your family.
  • The audience then have to guess your action. Your family members might also like to have a go.

Reflection

Which action did you enjoy acting out? Was it easy to guess?


Lesson 4

Learning Intention

To create a short play to perform.

Lesson Information

  • Create and act out a short play.
  • To plan your play think of the characters, setting, a problem and a solution.
  • Some ideas for your play could be – friendship, going into space in a rocket, going on a safari in the jungle, on a pirate ship to find treasure, eating at a restaurant.
  • You could also wear costumes you have at home or dress ups.
  • Ask members of your family to be the audience for your play or they may like to even join in.  

Reflection

Write a reflection about how your play went and what you enjoyed about the performance. Would you change anything?