BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS DRAMA CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK – 17/18

Goal – To develop our children in the 4 BYT Competency areas of Confidence, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking*. These core skills are developed through drama to build emotional intelligence and wider soft skills essential for long term success. The BYT Team of Leaders and Facilitators track performance against each key competency throughout each term to reach desired level appropriate to age.

Bright Young Things Drama 17/18 Theme: Family

LITTL’UNS (3-5 yr olds)

KEY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AREAS
(Child Development Institution LLC 2017)

  • Exploring emotional spectrum – understanding anger and humour.
  • 1st signs of pride, responsibility and competitiveness.
  • 200 – 600 words.
  • Intense curiosity.
  • Need for group creative play with peers and adults.
  • Dependency on family
TERM 1 - AUTUMN

Dates: 11th Sept – 16th Dec

Output: Open House Workshop Professional Theatre Trip

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Devising and exploration:

Refine core skills for working in and expressing yourself in a group – Listening skills, key language sills, following instruction.Explore a range of relationships that exist in your own and others’ families BYT will together attend Cahoots NI’s critically acclaimed Shh!! We have a plan! before it heads to America on tour! Backstage to meet the cast and post production discussion on what was learned

TERM 2 - WINTER

Dates: 4th Jan – 28th Mar

Output: : BYT Annual Show week, 22- 28th March

 

FOCUS OF THE TERM

 

Using rehearsal, repetition and structure to turn our theme of Family into a full production project through individual and whole group acting, singing, dancing. Perform in a public performance in front of an audience and receive feedback

TERM 3 - SPRING

Dates: 9th Apr – 26th June

Output: Open House Workshop BYT Progress Awards

FOCUS OF THE TERM

 

Building on Skills developed from performance term, we will act out scenarios and stories to explore a range of relationships that exist in your own and others’ families and voicing our opinions on what we see. Masterclasses from external specialists

 

TERM 4 - SUMMER SCHOOL

Dates: 2rd July – 17th Aug

Output: Summer Showcase

FOCUS OF THE SUMMER CAMP

An intensive drama week exploring the full spectrum of creative arts combined to perform a spellbinding showcase of the work in which you have had full creative input

 

MIDDL’UNS (6 – 9 yr olds)

KEY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AREAS

  • Stage of stabilized progress – starting to become familiar with themselves
  • Need for independent thought and choices – leading to frustrations and self discipline
  • 1st awareness of strengths & weaknesses
  • Fluent speech and an eagerness to describe and express
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Need for relationships outside of family
TERM 1 - AUTUMN

Dates: 11th Sept – 16th Dec

Output: Open House Workshop Professional Theatre Trip

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Refine key skills of collaboration, negotiation and working in a group creatively. Stimulate imagination around the theme of Family by stepping into the shoes of those in familiar fiction. Use BYT BIG QUESTIONS and frozen image to explore the roles in families

TERM 2 - WINTER

Dates: 4th Jan – 28th Mar

Output: : BYT Annual Show week, 22- 28th March

 

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Using rehearsal, repetition and structure to turn our theme of Family into a full production project through individual and whole group acting, singing, dancing. Perform in a public performance in front of an audience and receive feedback

TERM 3 - SPRING

Dates: 9th Apr – 26th June

Output: Open House Workshop BYT Progress Awards

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Building on Skills developed from performance term we will use music and movement to create an original piece around the theme of Family.

Develop your own monologues to perform to the group.

Masterclasses from external specialists

TERM 4 - SUMMER SCHOOL

Dates: 2rd July – 17th Aug

Output: Summer Showcase

FOCUS OF THE SUMMER CAMP

An intensive drama week exploring the full spectrum of creative arts combined to perform a spellbinding showcase of the work in which you have had full creative input

BIG’UNS (10 – 15 yr olds)

KEY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AREAS

  • Almost adult language skills
  • Readiness to reason, debate and recognise cause and effect
  • Need to comment on and explore the world outside their personal perspective
  • Move from black and white to an awareness of shades of grey in matters
  • Growing sense of achievement and personal identity
TERM 1 - AUTUMN

Dates: 11th Sept – 16th Dec

Output: Open House Workshop Professional Theatre Trip

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Build group dynamic through trust activities and opportunity for whole group and small group devising and debate. Explore a range of relationships that exist in your own and others’ families Use BYT BIG QUESTIONS and Physical Theatre to debate and explore the roles in families BYT will together attend Cahoots NI’s critically acclaimed Shh!! We have a plan! before it heads to America on tour! Backstage to meet the cast and post production discussion on what was learned

TERM 2 - WINTER

Dates: 4th Jan – 28th Mar

Output: : BYT Annual Show week, 22- 28th March

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Using rehearsal, repetition and structure to turn our theme of Family into a full production project through individual and whole group acting, singing, dancing and script writing.

Perform in a public performance in front of an audience and receive feedback

TERM 3 - SPRING

Dates: 9th Apr – 26th June

Output: Open House Workshop BYT Progress Awards

FOCUS OF THE TERM

Building on skills developed from performance term we will use Multimedia to create original scripts and produced work using thoughtprovoking ideas around the theme of Family.

Masterclasses from external specialists.

TERM 4 - SUMMER SCHOOL

Dates: 2rd July – 17th Aug

Output: Summer Showcase

FOCUS OF THE SUMMER CAMP

An intensive week of drama and acting, exploring the full spectrum of creative arts combined to perform a spellbinding showcase of the work in which you have had full creative input.