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10/12/17

Only sleet forecast for Eltham. Seems north of London have some bother but we think we're ok. https://t.co/wByOfvGwbA

09/12/17

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09/12/17

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ALL OF THESE 💗 But especially number 3, number 6 and number 9. In that order. https://t.co/7NqiQfTqqL

09/12/17

We kicked off our Sept with this mantra and a question to all staff: 'No burnout. Ever. What do we need to change?' Openness and honesty is crucial. No elephants! For us it's about creating and maintaining systems that allow leaders to lead, teachers to teach, kids to learn.

08/12/17

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07/12/17

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06/12/17

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05/12/17

Year 11 - follow Brilliant! https://t.co/RuFnZwb9Au

02/12/17

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So proud of all our acts tonight . Well done! https://t.co/q183WNle28

30/11/17

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Our practice rooms are buzzing and full of music making this morning https://t.co/RbhOQrq5O6

28/11/17

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GCSE pupils: follow for revision videos on anthology poems, lit texts, and language papers. https://t.co/hw9YQlKrSH

28/11/17

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Notice that Macbeth is rather missing the point here: the prophecy can "commence in a truth" and still be harmful or treacherous to him. Maybe his ambition is blinding him to a clear reading. Not for the last time.

27/11/17

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27/11/17

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26/11/17

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Here’s a little Sunday morning riddle for you all ☺️ does anyone know the answer? (The clue is in the punctuation...) https://t.co/jxQLIiN2mp

24/11/17

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Today I conquered my fear of public speaking by presenting to 117… https://t.co/okpkR9tXHF

24/11/17

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What an incredible day ! I'm very proud to work with such a dynamic group of trainee teachers! https://t.co/lOcJgog3QN

23/11/17

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A really unique opportunity to discuss learning with the lovely students - how should teachers be trained? “Be happy!” https://t.co/1b68xxpWjK

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Drama

Below are three homework tasks to be completed this half term.   Class teachers may set homework in addition to this or homework tasks instead of this.  This will be made clear in lessons.  All homework is to be completed in homework books.

 

Subject: Drama

Year Group 9 - 10

Deadline:  First lesson during week beginning 16th June, 30th June and 14th July

 

Homework task: Create two PEE paragraphs about the effectiveness of your performance.

 

P = Point (why was your performance effective?)

E – Example (how did you make it effective?)

E – Explanation (what effect did it have on the audience? Why did it have this effect?)

 

Examples of successful homework tasks:

 

E grade: We used freeze frames to deepen our exploration of 9/11. For example, student x kneeled on the ground and held her body with her arms. This showed she was terrified and couldn’t move because she was so scared.

 

D grade: We used freeze frames to deepen our exploration of 9/11. For example, student x kneeled on the ground and held her body with her arms. This showed she was terrified and couldn’t move because she was so scared. Also, it suggested that she only thought of herself because she closed her body off to everyone else. This suggests that the fear made the character think only of herself.

 

C grade: We used freeze frames to deepen our exploration of 9/11. For example, student x kneeled on the ground and held her body with her arms. This showed she was terrified and couldn’t move because she was so scared. Also, it suggested that she only thought of herself because she closed her body off to everyone else. This suggests that the fear made the character think only of herself. On the other hand, the fact that the body was enclosed could have symbolised the desperate want to protect herself. 

 

B grade: We used freeze frames to deepen our exploration of 9/11. For example, student x kneeled on the ground and held her body with her arms. This showed she was terrified and couldn’t move because she was so scared. Also, it suggested that she only thought of herself because she closed her body off to everyone else. This communicates that the fear made the character think only of herself. On the other hand, the fact that the body was enclosed could have symbolised the desperate want to protect herself – teaching us that in moments of chaos, and inevitable death, people naturally fight to protect themselves.

 

A grade: We used freeze frames to deepen our exploration of 9/11. For example, student x kneeled on the ground and held her body with her arms. This showed she was terrified and couldn’t move because she was so scared. Also, it suggested that she only thought of herself because she closed her body off to everyone else. This communicated that the fear made the character think only of herself. On the other hand, the fact that the body was enclosed could have symbolised the desperate want to protect herself – teaching us that in moments of chaos, and inevitable death, people naturally fight to protect themselves. Interestingly, the fact that the character sat close to the audience represented the closeness that 9/11 had on the audience, but communicated the incapability that the audience had to help those involved. In order to deepen this message, the character could have lifted her head and stared at the audience to reinforce the anguish that many people felt during the time, whether watching it from the 9/11 site, or through the television. The fourth wall acted at a TV screen which many of the audience members would have viewed this terrible tragedy through. The juxtaposition of closeness and distance worked well to communicate the anxiety that people felt and the loneliness and desperation that those victims would have felt.

 

A successful homework task will…

 

  • Comment on how the character is feeling;
  • Explain how the audience would feel whilst watching the performance;
  • Use words like ‘represents’ and ‘symbolises’ to explain why the actors chose to perform their work in a certain way.