I34 - Junior Drama in the Primary School

Ideas, techniques and drama scenarios to explore and recreate.

YES, we all do drama on occasion, but how well do you do classroom drama, the curricular kind? Children love to play. Drama is child’s play, the essence of drama being the making of story through enactment. In this course, learn all the wonderful ways educational drama can be explored and exploited for learning. Enter to acquire knowledge, insights and techniques, but leave with a host of inspiring and creative drama making scenarios. Your classroom will be a stage come September!

This self-paced on-line drama course for teachers of junior classes sets out to guide teachers through a range of techniques, approaches, practical ideas and top tips for organising, creating and processing drama with their pupils, to allow them in turn to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas which inevitably leads to deeper understanding of themselves and others. Teachers will engage with the prerequisites for making drama and the elements of drama while working through the strands and strand units of the curriculum for junior classes. Teachers will look in detail at planning for drama at both whole school and class level. They will be exposed to a huge range of ideas and quality lessons for analysis, review and reflection. The exemplar lessons will draw from both discrete and cross curricular drama activities at junior class level.

The on-line format of the course enables you to study when and where you want to learn. Content is divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order at any time.
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.
On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course.

Learning outcomes

As a consequence of course participation teachers will be able to explain and detail the place and value of drama education. Course participants will have the opportunity to accumulate a wealth of ideas and activities to underpin their drama creation and making in the coming year. Teachers will be able to create and implement a plan for drama at both class & school level and to evaluate and assess pupil work in drama.


01 - On completion of this module teachers will know the essence of drama and its significance for the child’s development. 
02 - This module will furnish teachers with the practical approaches & methodologies for the teaching of drama in the junior classroom.
03 - The purpose of this module is to introduce teachers to a range of drama warm up & cool down activities and to introduce teachers to a selection of drama strategies conventions and teaching resources.
04 - This module will enable teachers to identify, analyse, review and assess a large selection of creative drama opportunities for the junior classes.
05 - In this module, teachers will read and reflect on their approach to teaching drama and how it will be influenced and impacted by participation in this course.

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