PSHE for year 1-4 pupils
A Play in a Day for Year 1, 2 , 3 & 4 children
Now you might have heard of Superman and Batman and Spiderman. You might have heard of Wonderwoman and the Incredible Hulk…but Super Fred is the biggest superhero of them all… and that's a fact! The reason you've not heard of him is because he's still only 6 years old and his Mum won't let him be in the news in case it all goes to his head.
The trouble is Fred doesn't listen to his Mum and goes to bed late, doesn't eat his vegetables or play outside in the fresh air and he soon begins to lose his super powers.
Following the success of Play in a Day for Key Stage 2 groups, Konflux Theatre in Education has developed Super Fred!, a full day's participatory workshop for Years 1, 2, 3 & 4 children, designed to reinforce Speaking and Listening Skills and tie in with the Healthy Schools programme.
Working with a professional theatre director for a whole day, the children produce a 12 - 15 minute ensemble play to present to an audience of children the same age or younger than the performing group, or even to the rest of the school. Basic props, costumes and music are used to enhance the drama and reinforce the learning within the play.
Super Fred! is an excellent introduction to topics on healthy eating and exercise and ties in with the Healthy Schools programme and work in PSHE.
This 12 - 15 minute play enables children of all abilities to develop their skills and confidence with an experienced theatre practitioner, whilst at the same time learning important information and having lots of fun!
How the Day works
After registration, once the group (generally up to a maximum of 30 children) have assembled in the hall, the workshop leader will introduce themselves to the children and talk about the story and the day ahead. The workshop begins with an introduction to movement, mime, facial expressions and voices, followed by some improvisation, before the children commence learning the play.
Our technique is specifically designed to enable all children to actively participate in the play, including those who may have reading difficulties. The children do not receive copies of the script as lines are given orally by the director.
What the Children Learn…
- Exploring how they can use their voice, movement and expression in role play and drama.
- Expressing ideas, thoughts and feelings through role play and drama
- Responding to performance
- Presenting drama and stories to others
- Individual confidence
- Teamwork and Awareness of Others
- Public speaking
- Understanding healthy eating issues and regular exercise
Trouble in the Toybox
It's Sam's birthday and there are balloons, cakes and presents galore. Presents! Some of them are useful, like the tool kit from Uncle George. Some of them are not quite so useful, like the skinky soap from Aunty Sue. But the best present of all is a shiny new robot from Mum and Dad.
The rest of Sam’s toys think the new robot is super-cool too and they all want to take it in turns to press the buttons and see what it does next, but one day disaster strikes and the robot is run over by the toy train. Sam sets about fixing it with the very-useful-tool-kit, but the robot is never quite the same again. It now only says nasty things, it grabs and won’t let go and pushes all the other toys out of the way. The toys have a meeting to discuss what to do to fix the situation and it is decided that a complete re-boot is needed which leads to a very delicate operation indeed…
Can the toys re-program the robot to be super-cool again? Or are they destined for a life-time of insults and being pushed and grabbed by their new ‘friend’?
The play considers different forms of bullying, how it can affect people’s feelings and a number of different ways to deal with it.
For more information please call Rebecca on 01937 832740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org