Drama- Artsmark

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Maya Angelou


Clapgate offers a wide range of opportunities for drama, from EYFS roleplay areas all the way to the Year 5 & 6 drama club. Pupils are given a wealth of experiences in every class in order to enhance their education. Drama is often used to support writing, history, geography and science.  Pupils enjoy taking part in hot-seating, mime, conscience alleys and thought tracking amongst many others.

These opportunities provide Clapgate’s pupils with valuable speaking and listening skills, building on their confidence and helping them develop their team work skills.

This page has just some of the wonderful examples of how drama is used to enrich our curriculum.

The Nativity

Year 1

In Year 1, the children are getting inspired for their next writing topic on ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers. The pupils experienced getting toys out of a cupboard, getting on a plane and flying! They also hot-seated the male character, asking fantastic questions about his adventures.


Year 4

In Year 4, the children have been listening to a play called “Eyam, the Plague Village: the plague comes to Eyam”. They were then given scenarios that they acted out, such as passing hay bales in the sunshine and discussing the new plague.  They then moved on to acting as if they’d caught the plague and began considering the different symptoms.
The plague comes to Eyam is available to listen to by following this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b03g6tzy