Welcome to our mini musical theatre ‘menagerie’ where all of our classes are named after the characters in our magical adventures. Each class has a mascot from the stories -
1. The leader of the gang – Lyra the listening Lion
2. Tina the teamwork turtle
3. Harry the healthy hedgehog
4. Beatrice the brave bear
5. Oscar the optimistic octopus
6. Connor the curious caterpillar
7. Kevin the kind Koala
8. Stephy the supportive squirrel
9. Amelie the articulate ant
10. Mia the musical monkey
Our mini musical theatre syllabus is underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the standards for learning, development and care of a child from birth to 5 years old.
Here at Let’s Act we choose to create our classes and activities to link with and promote the following areas of learning, thereby supporting your child to have the best early learning experience to promote their all-round development.
The 7 key areas of the EYFS are:
• Communication and Language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design
We make reference to these areas of learning, within our lesson plans and at the back of each of our bespoke, class stories.
All materials have been written by Miss Amy, a qualified speech and drama teacher and Miss Liz, a primary school teacher, and previous assistant headteacher (PGCE and Masters in Educational Studies) both with over 15 years experience of working with and teaching children aged 3 -18.
Aims of our classes:
To develop children's speech (articulation)
To introduce new vocabulary
To grow self-esteem and emotional intelligence (understanding of self and others)
To encourage individuality and self-expression
The classes are broken into 3 sections to keep the childrens attention -
1. Magical Early years foundation stage adventure
Classes are both imagination and script based. In our first section of the class children take part in a weekly MAGICAL ADVENTURE where all themes are taken from the EYFS. This changes every week and involves a problem that the children need to solve using their singing and performance skills. Our rainbow parachute is used so that we can go on a magical journey to help our character of the week, every class involves learning a NEW POEM!
Next we work on our show! This term it is – Chilly Milly! We play fun games, sing songs, share poems and create characters to improve children’s confidence and articulation!
3.Marvin our fabulous singing puppet
We finish our session with Marvin’s musical Melodies – Every week Marvin will pop out from where he has been hiding and teach the children a new musical theatre song and dance from their favourite films!