Early Years Syllabus

Our curriculum has been specifically designed for the Pre School and Year One Age Groups. Children will have the opportunity of developing all skills. In music and singing we will work on music games and action songs and matched movements in music. In drama we would look and develop role play , improvisation skills and movement games which will help develop creative expression. Each term will offer different areas of development within our syllabus and can also work towards optional IDTA introduction Dance Rosettes or LAMDA introduction exams. Children will also be involved with performances including our end of term performances and Winter Pantomime.

Early Years Development Scheme

Our Syllabus is based on our Early Years Development Scheme (Extracts below) the full scheme can be found on our Development Page.

Music Development

Music can aid memory development and information retrieval in preschool aged children. And, because children enjoy repetition, singing familiar songs and encouraging them to make music can also be greatly beneficial. Action songs, which incorporate drama by requiring children to move their hands or bodies to the music or make particular sounds, are particularly good.

Drama Development

Role-play is a drama technique that involves adopting a specific role such as a doctor or shop assistant. The child engaged in role-play does the things that a person carrying out that role would do including mimicking actions and dressing up. Role-play is the one drama technique that is of fundamental importance in the development of everday life skills.

Dance Development

Movement plays an essential part in the development of young children. Our Syllabus focuses on developing fundamental motor skills, spatial awareness and imagination and expression through movement. As movement is a part of everyday life refining it into a dance art form that can be enjoyed throughout everyday life whilst encouraging exercise and fitness at the same time is very beneficial to Early Years Development.

Read More on our Development Page.

Recent News

  • Summer Workshops News
  • 07/03/2015
  • Our Summer 2015 Workshops have now been released, The performance based workshop for South Leeds / Wakefield is based on the popular film and musical Into The Woods! and our workshop for North Leeds / Wetherby is Matilda based on the popular book, film and musical . Read more >>
  • New Wakefield School Open Day
  • 05/03/2015
  • New School Open Day and information afternoon for our Wakefield school which will be opening at Silcoates School 2015 book your free place at our first open evening on Wednesday 11th March 2015 6:30pm and 7:30pm by contacting us. Read more >>

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Associated Exams:

  • TheatreWorks Trinity Guildhall Speech, Drama and Performance Exams
  • Vivace Music ABRSM Exams
  • Exposition Drama Exams
  • Dance Leeds IDTA Exams
  • Dance Wakefield IDTA Exams

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