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End of year performance

Discussion in 'Primary' started by kkma5159, May 23, 2019.

  1. kkma5159

    kkma5159 New commenter

    Hello all,

    We have our end of year performance for Year 6 coming up next term. Are there any one form entry teachers who have any tips for managing the prep. I have pretty limited resources (a hall but no lighting or stage area), plus I don't have any TAs to help out at the moment. Happy days! :( Have bought in a script but only 25 children in my class so lots of doubling up of parts. Feeling a bit pushed now what with Writing SATs to finish up and a residential in the middle of it all!

    Many thanks!
  2. RGJM2012

    RGJM2012 New commenter

    Read the script yourself and start to chop bits out (a song here and there, a pointless scene that can be lost etc)
    Send a parentmail asking for cardboard and the children can design and make props from this, all you need is a backdrop to stick them on.
    Have the other ks2 classes act as your choir - get them to learn the songs and also dress as the theme of the play (we’ve been Greeks and pirates before) plus for small parts you can borrow some year 5’s rather than flap and double up.
    Send out costume slips ASAP and maybe ask the PTA to fund a few additional props.
    Send scripts home over half term once you’ve read the whole edited version as a class and highlighted. Rehearse in the morning (they’re tired and arsey in the afternoon)
    Afternoon lessons can be used to make props.
    Have a dress rehearsal to the whole school a few days before and get feedback from staff.

    Really hope it goes well for you
  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    Great advice from above poster! We're a one form entry and RGJM2012 has described exactly what we do. Maybe you have a couple of 'arty' parents who could spare a few afternoons to help children make props and scenery. Costumes can be very simple - all children could wear black tee shirt and leggings/joggers, then you only need simple extras like hats, cloaks, etc. What play are you doing? There will probably be someone on here who has done the same one and will have good ideas.
    Don't worry too much - it will be alright on the night, and the families will adore it whatever!
  4. kkma5159

    kkma5159 New commenter

    It's been a massively busy year so well done everyone for getting through it! Thanks for the advice, t worked a treat! Have a fantastic break!
    RGJM2012 likes this.

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