How Do We Structure Lessons?

How Do We Structure Lessons?


We aim to make our lessons a safe and happy space for children. Having a clear and familiar structure to each lesson helps ensure we create this environment for each child.

We plan our lessons to ensure they are clear, structured and give pupils the opportunity to learn skills and express themselves.

How was your week?


A quick conversation with each child to give them the opportunity to tell us something about their week. This gives the children space to express how they are feeling and encourage them to use their voices from the offset. 

Warm  Up

Having fun warming up our voices and bodies using drama games and singing exercises (such as rounds, scales and arpeggios). We may also incorporate some mindful breathing techniques into our warm ups, to help with any nerves and anxiety. 

Class aim and objective

We clearly explain the class aims and objectives to the group, so there is a shared goal and vision for the session. Some examples could be: learning the words to a new song, getting to know the other children in the class, and learning the importance of diction. 

Script and technique

We spend time focusing on learning a new song, skill, script or poem. Some examples could include: Learning the first verse and chorus to a new song, working on characterisation with ‘Tell me a story’ game, where children can choose a character to act out in an improvisation scene, looking at lines to a scene from a musical or introducing a new poem. 

Cool down and Reflection

Sitting together in a circle to discuss what we have learned and enjoyed in the lesson. Questions we might ask include: What did we learn about the importance of diction and how can good diction help me every day? What do we like about the new song we learnt today?


We work towards LAMDA exams for one term a year and during these terms our main lesson focus is working on the material for these exams. When we are not working towards LAMDA exams, we have skills and themed based terms, developing children’s personal, social and emotional skills through drama and singing activities. Examples include: Memory, All about me, Teamwork and Back to School.

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