English In Action!
Year 5 have been studying the legend of Beowulf fighting Grendel. We have written dialogues between Beowulf and the beleaguered King Hrothgar as they scheme to fight Grendel. Within the National Curriculum, drama is a statutory part and allows the children to:
- Role-play and other drama techniques can help pupils to identify with and explore characters. In these ways, they extend their understanding of what they read and have opportunities to try out the language they have listened to.
- Drama and role-play can contribute to the quality of pupils’ writing by providing opportunities for pupils to develop and order their ideas through playing roles and improvising scenes in various settings.
Certainly Year 5 loved acting out the scene where Beowulf surprises Grendel and removes an arm!