Drama/Poetry lesson with Mrs C

Today we had an interesting lesson about poetry with Mrs Cairn. We were first reviewing different pieces of poetry that we will be writing for our regular handwriting lessons. A few of them had to do with our HSIE topic, the gold rush. The rest were mostly entertaining pieces. My favourite Poem was called Mulga Bill’s bicycle.

This was a very entertaining piece of writing about a boastful man called Mulga Bill who was apparently an “expert at bicycle riding.” Although this was only said before he had tried to ride a penny farthing bicycle and let’s just say it that when he tried this experience he had nothing to boast about anymore.

The drama section of our lesson then started. We all were able to perform our favourite stanza from one of the selected poems. All of the performances were very interesting and captivating. There were a few very expressive presentations and some were just downright hilarious. This was a very new experience and we definitely had a lot of fun.

These are a few examples of the performances:

Drama on Mondays

Every Monday morning we do drama in the hall with Mrs P. First 6C do drama while 6S do spelling. We then swap. At drama, we start of doing some stretches, then we make a circle and do small activities. Most of these are about using our repertoire (a small box inside our head with all the movies and books we have ever seen or read) and expression. We then get in to groups of 5 and use a stimulus to create a play. We use a stimulus that is sometimes a poem, a scene which build upon or just anything we think of. We have a short time to practice with our group and then sit down and watch the other groups perform. After we perform, each group gets helpful tips and comments from the class. We then leave to have recess or go back to class. Everybody loves drama because we get to be ourselves and express our feelings.