4 - 5 years
Debutots Early Years Drama classes for the 4 - 5's have our original stories at the heart of each weekly journey. Stories have enormous learning power. They can delight, captivate, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate and challenge. They also help young children understand and explore the world they live in. So there's no better time to do this than when children are just starting big school!
Mapped to national curricula, Debutots classes develop speech, language and communication skills. Classes take your children into an imaginary world where they can comfortably explore feelings, language, movement and self-expression and their relationships with others. Our skilled drama practitioners guide your children through each story creatively, allowing them to imagine and create their very own version as they all become the sights, sounds and characters together.
At the beginning of term, you receive a detailed Creative Planning Pack™ mapping the curriculum links and providing suggestions for continued exploration of the stories and themes. These classes are a great addition to your literacy, creative or expressive arts planning and also provide a valuable opportunity for observation time if needed.
The pupils and teachers alike can't wait for their weekly session which adds so much our curriculum. We are very lucky to access such an excellent resource.
5 – 7 years
Moving up the national curricula age brackets, our unique combination of interactive storytelling, original drama games and structured dramatic play continues to make these Early Years Drama classes a much–loved part of many schools' weekly timetable for the 5 - 7's.
These sessions will transport your students to imaginary worlds where they can comfortably explore feelings, words, sounds, self-expression and movement and their relationships with others.
Our skilled drama practitioners guide students through each story creatively, encouraging their ever-growing speaking and listening skills, feeding their imaginations for writing and scaffolding their new found capabilities as readers.
At the beginning of term, you receive a detailed Creative Planning Pack™ which maps the curriculum links and provides suggestions for continued exploration of the stories and themes. These classes are a great addition to English, PSHE planning and Language and Literacy and Personal Development and Mutual Understanding planning.
As well as being part of schools' weekly curricula, Debutots is perfect for PPA cover, after-school clubs and holiday clubs.
We have been privileged to have Debutots in our school for many years. Our children have benefited greatly from structured weekly sessions which are great fun and promote many aspects of learning.
Substituting your trusted, hardworking and dedicated teachers is not easy and particularly for a set period each week. Help is at hand! Debutots provides creative, stimulating and enriching classes that develop speech, language and communication skills during PPA time for many schools. One of our skilled and reliable practitioners is assigned to your school to run our curriculum of classes and will build relationships with children and staff for the duration of the academic year and beyond.
Teachers are kept fully informed on what has been going on during sessions by our Creative Planning Pack™, which gives an overview of the class and details the cross-curricula links.
This is a time saving and cost effective means of providing your children with curriculum enrichment whilst ensuring your teachers' PPA time is uninterrupted.
Debutots delivers fun interactive lessons throughout our school over the course of the year. All the children love to see Lois and their confidence grows through experiencing her drama lessons.
After School Clubs
The all-important Extended Services programme can be time consuming for schools. Why not outsource and offer a Debutots after-school club at your school?
Children will love the creative outlet that is a Debutots after-school club. With all the important PSHE benefits of a curriculum enriching Debutots class, tailored to the specific age-group, with some added fun and games for letting off steam at the end of a hard school day.
Our pupils absolutely love their Debutots session after school. Activities are engaging at the pupils' level and they are fun! Each session promotes confidence, self awareness and enjoyment... Excellent resource to enhance school objectives!
One Off Workshops
World book day; National Storytelling Week; Diwali; Hanukkah; Easter; Christmas; The Jubilee and The 2012 Olympics are but a few of the perfect reasons why we have been asked to run one off workshops in schools.
We are able to tailor a one off workshop to the needs of your children and school. Marking an occasion or celebration with a Debutots workshop will ensure your children really understand what the occasion is all about. Our Debutots original stories make the most complicated themes accessible for little children to understand, learn from and enjoy.
We all loved it. The children liked the singing and actions and you engaged them well. We would love to have you back again.