In the arts, students explore, reﬁne, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.
As they perform, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, they gain a deeper appreciation of their rich cultural heritage and language and new power to examine attitudes, behaviours, and values.
Understanding Drama in Context
Investigate the functions and purposes of drama in cultural and historical contexts.
Developing Practical Knowledge
Use techniques and relevant technologies to explore drama elements and conventions.
Initiate and develop ideas with others to create drama.
Communicating and Interpreting
Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies combine to create meaning in their own and others’ work.
Making meaning of ideas or information they receive – Listening, Reading, and Viewing.
Processes and Strategies
Recognises connections between oral, written, and visual language.
Purposes and Audiences
Recognises and understands how texts are constructed for a range of purposes, audiences, and situations.
Identifies oral, written, and visual language features used in texts and recognises their effects.
Tūrangawaewae me ti kaitiakitanga / Place and environment
Focuses on the relationships of individuals, groups, and communities with the land, water, and resources.
Rohe and local contexts
Contexts that reflect the diverse histories and experiences of the peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. Topics and stories chosen by ākonga when inquiring into the history of the rohe and local area.