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Weekly Focuses

​Spring term 2022

This term, we're developing a number of new social skills; from the power of imagination and the importance of focus to considering others and learning from mistakes, we'll bring these important topics to life using drama-based games and role-play alongside our termly themes. 

Week 1: 4th -9th January

4-7s: Welcome to The Jungle!

As we get ready for our trek into the jungle, we'll play lots of fun games as we get to know each other and welcome any new children to the class.

7-12s: Introducing Rome 'n Jewels

We'll start the term with some high-energy moves and grooves from our thrilling new production, Rome 'n Jewels a unique adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Week 2: 10th - 16th January

4-7s:​​​ Independence Day

Starting to become more independent helps children feel a sense of achievement as a direct result of their actions. We'll see if PF can be independent when he encounters a problem in the jungle.

7-12s: Flying solo

Independence promotes a child's confidence and self-esteem as well as showing the value of motivation and perseverance in life. We'll look at some examples of what it means to be independent.

Week 3: 17th - 23rd January 

4-7s:​​​ Helping hands

Young children are innately helpful; they love being involved and thrive on reward and recognition of kind acts. We'll se how our Jungle characters feel when they are helpful.

7-12s: Be a helpful hero

Helping others has a double benefit - it helps the beneficiary but also makes the helper feel good! We'll look at ways that we can be helpful in this session filled with positive vibes.

Week 4: 24th - 30th January

4-7s:​​​ Considering other

Being impulsive is a natural childhood trait and learning to take a pause to think before speaking is a skill children can learn. We'll demonstrate that what we say can affect how others feel.

7-12s: T.H.I.N.K before you speak

​Pausing to think before we speak allows us time to consider how the recipient may feel. Using the THINK acronym we'll look at whether what we're going to say is True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary or Kind.

Week 5: 31st January - 6th February

4-7s:​​​ Be heard and understood

Good articulation, which means clear enunciation when talking or singing, allows us to be correctly heard and understood. We'll play some funny words games and tongue twisters to illustrate good and bad articulation.

7-12s: Articulate

Good articulation when acting is affected by tone, volume, pitch and diction. We'll bring this to life with some fun role-play involving our Rome 'n Jewels characters.

Week 6: 7th - 13th February 

4-7s:​​​ Concentration is key

The ability to focus helps children learn which in turn will build their self-esteem. Switching our listening ears on, we'll play a game where we try hard not to be distracted.

7-12s: Fabulous focus

With so many distractions in the modern world, good concentration skills can benefit a child's mental health. We'll be on full alert this week during some concentration exercises.

Week 7: 14th - 25th February* 

4-7s:​​​ Imagine if...

Imagination is an essential component of childhood, helping children learn skills like creativity and problem-solving. We'll bring this to life with some imaginative play.

7-12s: It's all your imagination

A child's imagination is enriched through practise and experience, enabling them to explore and create new knowledge and understanding. We'll get our creative juices flowing in this fun sessions.

*Half term is 14th - 18th February except for in these areas where it is 21st - 25th February: Bath, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucester, Hampshire, New Forest, North Somerset, Oxfordshire, Reading, Somerset, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Windsor, Wokingham, Portsmouth.

Week 8: 26th - 4th March 

4-7s:​​​ Vocal projection the Perform way

Children can struggle to understand the difference between projection and shouting. Using our specially designed PERFORM checklist, we'll practise projecting our voices with confidence.

7-12s: Unlock your vocal power

Healthy projection means that your voice is amplified naturally and comfortably and is perceived by the listener in the same way. We'll demonstrate why it's important to project when performing.

Week 9: 5th - 11th March 

4-7s:​​​ Marvellous mistakes

Learning from our mistakes helps  us learn how to take responsibility and develop wisdom. We’ll look at how a character in The Jungle story learnt from his mistake 

7-12s: It's okay to get it wrong

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” said Albert Einstein, and we’ll bring to life the fact that mistakes are always necessary to success as they allow us to do better in the future.

Week 10: 12th - 18th March

4-7s:​​​ I feel confident

When children feel confident, they’re more likely to succeed in school and achieve personal goals in life. Using some physical games, we’ll look at confident and non-confident body language and explore how we feel when we use them.

7-12s: I can do it!

Confidence in children aids social interactions allowing them to confront problems, resist peer pressure and maintain personal relationships. We’ll bring this to life using role-play.

Week 11: 19th - 25th March

ALL CLASSES: Final Rehearsal

A show run-through in costume! Do help your children practise their lines for that final confidence boost. 

Week 12: 26th March - 1st April

ALL CLASSES: Presentation Week

The children will show their parents, family and friends what they’ve been working on this term.

Week 13: 2nd - 8th April*

ALL CLASSES: Celebrating friendship

We invite friends to come and try a free class and enjoy lots of games, singing and dancing to bring the spring term to a fabulous close.

*Spring term ends on 1st April for most schools, aside from the following areas which end on 8th April: Bath, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucester, Hampshire, New Forest, North Somerset, Oxfordshire, Reading, Somerset, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Windsor, Wokingham, Portsmouth.

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