At Wandsworth Preparatory School, the performing arts curriculum is designed to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to explore, create, and perform music, drama, and dance. The curriculum is structured around four key areas: music, drama, dance, and cross-curricular projects.
In the music area of the curriculum, students are introduced to a variety of musical concepts and skills, including pitch, rhythm, melody, and form. They are also given the opportunity to sing, play instruments, and compose their own music. Students may have the opportunity to participate in choir, instrumental ensembles, and individual music lessons.
In the drama area of the curriculum, students are encouraged to use their imaginations and develop their creativity through role-play, improvisation, and scripted performances. They are also given the opportunity to learn about different aspects of theatre, such as stagecraft, character development, and scriptwriting.
In the dance area of the curriculum, students are introduced to different styles of dance and movement, including ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. They are also given the opportunity to create their own dance routines and perform them for their peers and the wider school community.
In addition to these dedicated music, drama, and dance areas of the curriculum, students at Wandsworth Preparatory School may also have the opportunity to participate in cross-curricular projects that bring together elements of the performing arts with other subject areas. For example, students may work on a project that involves creating a musical based on a science theme, or creating a dance piece inspired by a historical event.
the performing arts curriculum at Wandsworth Preparatory School is designed to be inclusive, engaging, and developmentally appropriate for all students. It is structured to provide students with a wide range of opportunities to explore, create, and perform music, drama, and dance, and to encourage them to be curious, creative, and confident learners.