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VARIOUS Curriculum Based DRAMA WORKSHOPS

By Buzz - Drama, Dance and Singing Workshops

  • Duration : 20 mins to 50 mins age + topic dependant
  • Grade : -1 - -1
  • First language : English
  • Second language : Afrikaans
  • Subject : Life Skills/Orientation, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Dramatic Arts, Music, Life Sciences
  • Theme : Environmental awareness, Climate Change, Identity, Life skills, Body awareness, Relationships, Cultural diversity, Imagination, Creativity, Other
1. Regular Weekly Workshops

Themes Alternate every 6 months. These take place at Buzz Venues listed under workshop section with full details for booking FREE trial class. Workshops are INTERACTIVE and are lead by TWO highly trained workshop leaders with up to 25 children at a time. Each workshop runs for 60 minutes and includes DRAMA, DANCE and SINGING.

2. BUZZ (Curriculum Based) Drama Workshops for the Foundation Phase:

In the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) document the subject Life Skills in the Foundation Phase has been organised into 4 study areas: Beginning Knowledge, Personal and Social Well-being, Creative Arts and Physical Education. Buzz has addressed needs in these areas for each grade group and developed INTERACTIVE Drama workshops based on the requirements of the Curriculum.

How do we achieve this?

ALL Grade R, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 Workshops work with the CAPS’ LIFE SKILLS DOCUMENT. Its purpose is to AID teaching in as far as it

· Supports Beginning Knowledge learned in class. (1st Study Area –Life Skills Grade R – 3)

· Educates about Personal and Social Well-being through CREATIVE and INTERACTIVE Drama based activities designed around CAPS topics. As appropriate relating to issues of nutrition, disease including HIV/AIDS, safety, violence, abuse and environmental health. (2nd Study Area – Life Skills Grade R – 3)

· All workshops are designed to help the child develop strong SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL health and good relationships with OTHER PEOPLE&THE ENVIRONMENT. This is achieved through Buzz’ unique system of APPLYING Drama, Dance and Singing to achieve the PRIMARY objective of all our work: developing CONFIDENCE & COMMUNICATION skills in Children. (3rd and 4th Study Area – Life Skills Grade R – 3)

· Buzz INTERACTIVE Curriculum based Drama Workshops EXPOSE & ENGAGE Children with 3 of the 4 Art Forms outlined in the CAPS Document: Drama, Dance and Music. Every stage of the workshop helps develop learners as CREATIVE & IMAGINATIVE individuals and helps them develop an appreciation of the arts. Teachers are encouraged to do reflective art in class after Buzz workshop to aid learning and engage visual art. (3rd Study Area –Life Skills Grade R – 3)

· Buzz INTERACTIVE Curriculum based Drama Workshops encourages children to draw on their OWN EXPERIENCES & OBSERVATIONS, come up with their OWN IDEAS, and use their SENSES & EMOTIONS. These are all vital outcomes outlined in the recent CAPS document for the Foundation Phase. (3rd Study Area – Life Skills Grade R – 3)

· A Buzz INTERACTIVE Workshops ENSURES that children are exposed to Performing Arts in the Foundation Phase and allowed the opportunity to creatively communicate, dramatise, sing, make music, dance and explore movement. Through the performing arts learners develop their physical skills and creativity. (3rd and 4th Study Area – Life Skills Grade R – 3)

How do the Workshops Run?

Workshops are run in a clear, safe and secure space on the school’s premises, preferably the School Hall. Workshops are designed for each class to enjoy at a time. As it is interactive, no more than 30 children can participate at a time. Buzz and the School / organisation will schedule participating classes’ timeslots around the school’s timetable. Workshops run between 20 minutes and 50 minutes at a time, depending on the age group and topic. Workshops are led by one or two trained Buzz Workshop leaders.

Topic List.

Grade R Curriculum Based INTERACTIVE Buzz Drama Workshops:

All of ME at School each Day

CAPS topics addressed: Me, At School, In the Classroom, Days of the Week, My Body, Healthy Living

SENSES

CAPS topics addressed: Sound, Sight, Touch, Taste and Smell

FUNKY FARMYARD

CAPS topics addressed: Water, Fruit, Vegetables, Dairy Farming, Wool Farming

WINGED, WEBBED AND WILD

CAPS topics addressed: Birds, Reptiles, Dinosaurs, Wild Animals, Finding out about one wild animal

Grade 1 Curriculum Based INTERACTIVE Buzz Drama Workshops:

HEALTHY HABITS

CAPS topics addressed: Me, At School, Healthy Habits

SAFE IN MY BODY AND HOME

CAPS topics addressed: Safety in the home, My body, Keeping my body safe

MINORS MINDING MANNERS

CAPS topics addressed: My community, Manners and Responsibilities

WONDERFUL WATER

CAPS topics addressed: water

Grade 2 Curriculum Based INTERACTIVE Buzz Drama Workshops:

ME, YOU, US

CAPS topics addressed: Myself and others, Everyone is Special, Healthy Living, Religious days and other special days

FISHY FURRY

CAPS topics addressed: Animals, Animals that live in water, Animal Homes

ROAD MODE

CAPS topics addressed: Transport, Road Safety

RAINBOW KIDS

CAPS topics addressed: Our country, ways we communicate, Religious days and other special days

Grade 3 Curriculum Based INTERACTIVE Buzz Drama Workshops:

ONE ME

CAPS topics addressed: About me, Feelings, Health Protection, Keeping my Body Safe, Rights and Responsibilities, Religious days and other special days

REDUSE, REUSE, RECYCLE

CAPSs topics addressed: Recycling

HEY THAT’S MY EARTH

CAPS topics addressed: Pollution, Public Safety

Booking is essential. To make a booking or find out more: Contact us

3. Buzz Themed Drama Workshops:

Each Six month Buzz introduces a new Theme to its Regular Drama, Dance and Singing Workshops offered in independently run venues. These themes have their very own original songs and dance routines developed especially. Find out more on the Themes page. To establish Creative Relationships with schools, introduce our Buzz Workshop style to schools, expose ourselves to local communities, these workshops are offered free of charge to schools and other organisations. Booking is essential and budget to offer these limited, so get in touch. Contact us.

4. Special Themes Age Appropriate Drama Workshops

Buzz is also able to tailor design an interactive Drama, Dance and Singing Workshop according to the needs of your School or Organisation. We could offer help with Enrichment programs or Cultural events at the school. For more information, do not hesitate to Contact us.

5. Buzz Birthday Parties

Children are taken on an imaginary themed, interactive adventure. High energy fun and games!

For more information be in touch on 011 0252525 or info@buzzdrama.com

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