Drama, Music and Martial Arts

Drama for KS1 and KS2 

At Under 1 Roof, your class has the opportunity to work in a professional studio theatre with our experienced actors and teachers. Tell us the books you are studying in school or about your history, geography or PSHE topics, and we’ll tailor make a 1 hour or half day drama workshop to suit your needs and learning objectives. Our workshops use drama techniques to help us explore and extend the story or topic including:

  • Forum theatre
  • Hot seating
  • Still images
  • Facilitator in role
  • Thought tracking
  • Soundscape
  • Improvisation
  • Mime
  • Physical Theatre

Where relevant, we introduce a story sack with props and costumes to capture the children’s imagination and enable character development. Our workshops are fast paced with plenty of games, physical activities and fun to make the class feel relaxed, creative and confident enough to fully participate in the session.

 

Drama for EYFS

For younger children we work in partnership with the award winning Theatre Tots. Theatre Tots share our strong belief in the value of drama as an essential means of developing children’s imagination, language skills and confidence – whilst having lots of fun!

Theatre Tots interactive shows and workshops are specifically designed for Early Years Foundation Stage. They are flexible and adaptable. You can choose from our existing list of themes or we can design a bespoke workshop to fit in with the work you are doing in class.

The themes currently available are:

  • Pirates
  • Jungle
  • Circus
  • Round the World
  • Space
  • Witches and Wizards
  • Under the Sea
  • Dinosaur Christmas
  • Country and Western

[Your teacher] is absolutely fab, we love her. We had an Ofsted inspector in and he said she was very charismatic and had all the children completely and totally engaged for all of the sessions. He was very impressed.
Mouse House Nursery, Clapham, London

And remember, if you can’t come to us our outreach team can come to you. For more information or to make a booking, please contact our education officer: education@under1roofkids.com

 

Music for KS1 and KS2

We have a bespoke Music Room at Under 1 Roof and work in partnership with Stretto Music to deliver specialist music provision for schools. Our Music classes focus on live, creative music making, using a range of different instruments to provide the highest quality music teaching in line with the national curriculum music attainment targets for Key Stages 1 and 2.

We focus on:
  • Pitch
  • Rhythm*Notation
  • Ensemble playing
  • Singing
  • Performance skills

We use tuned and untuned instruments such as; Ukuleles, Xylophones, Percussion, Recorders and Ocarinas as part of our music sessions each week. Our musicians also perform live in sessions to facilitate musical understanding and appreciation.

According to your requirements we can run ½ day, 1 day, 6 week or 12 week courses.

We can also provide twilight CPD sessions for teachers.

 

Music for EYFS

For EYFS we work with the award winning musicians at Boppin Bunnies using instruments, rhythm, songs, body percussion and dance moves to stretch musical understanding and develop listening skills. Our music sessions include:

  • Counting Songs – developing numeracy skills
  • Movement, Dancing & Action Songs – develops physical coordination, spatial awareness, balance skills
  • Playing Instruments – developing co-ordination and rhythm
  • Listening & Observation to Live Musical Performances – developing listening and observation skills
  • Circle & Parachute Songs – working as a team, developing gross motor and locomotor skills.
  • Lullabies & Teddies – using props to encourage calm moments and quieter musical experiences.
  • Puppet Songs – interacting as part of a group and responding to stimuli
  • Unaccompanied Singing & Singing accompanied with Live Instruments – experiencing new instruments and finding our voices.

The music sessions have been brilliant, the children have been really engaged by them and they’re very age-appropriate.
Plumcroft Primary School, Woolwich, London

And remember, if you can’t come to us our outreach team can come to you. For more information or to make a booking, please contact our education officer: education@under1roofkids.com

 

Martial Arts for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2

Our team of specialist teachers and sportspeople at Under 1 Roof offer high quality, physically demanding martial arts sessions for EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2 based on key developmental skills including:

  • Focus – develops listening, concentration and aim for physical activities
  • Teamwork – encourages leadership, being able to work together and making new friends
  • Control – helps children make the right decision both mentally and physically
  • Balance – helps prevent injury, improves posture and confidence
  • Memory – increases confidence and ability in tests and exams
  • Discipline – improves behaviour, respect and enforces Black Belt Attitude
  • Fitness – having a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically results in more focussed and productive children
  • Co-ordination – an important factor in all physical activities that helps prevent injury.Our fully equipped gymnasium will enable pupils to improve their health and fitness and become physically confident in martial arts.

According to your requirements we can run ½ day, 1 day, 6 week or 12 week courses. We also offer a bespoke Heathy Lifestyle programme where pupils review and improve their diet and fitness, increase their wellbeing and tackle some of the causes of childhood obesity. Plus we have developed a series of interactive workshops to help educate children about Danger Awareness, Conflict Avoidance and Anti-Bullying. And remember, if you can’t come to us our outreach team can come to you. For more information or to make a booking, please contact our education officer: education@under1roofkids.com