Year 4 – Wizard of Oz Day ✨

As part of our learning in English this term, Year 4 have been learning all about play scripts. In particular, we have been looking at ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
To celebrate the end of our topic, we have had a ‘Wizard of Oz’ day in Year 4, where children had the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities such as poetry and music, and drama. To end our day, children performed their play scripts to the rest of the class.

What a fantastic way to end our topic, showcasing our learning and using skills such as knowledge, teamwork, communication, empathy, brilliance and resilience. Please take a moment to look at the highlights of our special day below.

Poetry and Music:

We thought about the role music and song play in films and television productions. We discovered that this was a way to convey emotions and feelings, in addition to providing a vehicle to tell the story further. We then looked at the song ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ from the Wizard of Oz, and explored rhyming patterns and effect. We then had a go at creating our very own song/chant linked to the scene we were acting out from the story. We made sure that it had a rhyming pattern, and was appropriate in conveying the emotions from the scene.

Drama:

We looked at the way in which the characters performed on stage and used this to rehearse our performances. We used movement, facial expressions and body language to portray the characters of the Wizard Of Oz.

Props:

Children made their own headbands for their characters.

We also did some character hot seating, thinking about character thoughts and emotions. We used values such as empathy. We finished the workshop with some story telling, using communication, knowledge and resilience.

Well done Year 4 for all of your hard work and efforts! Your costumes looked fab!
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Please answer the questions below:

  1. Which part of the day did you enjoy most and why?
  2. What are the main features of a play script?
  3. What did you enjoy most about your performance and why? What could be improved in your play script/performance?

17 thoughts on “Year 4 – Wizard of Oz Day ✨

  1. I liked the beginning of the play because the teachers were fun in performing the play in characters.
    The actions and emotions were main bit of play script.
    I enjoy the bit when the lion scared the tin man and scarecrow.
    To improve in thd play they could make the lions roar louder and perform more scary.

  2. 1. I enjoyed when we did the drama, because we got to show our acting after we did the play scripts.
    2. The main features of a play script are: Setting the scene, Dialogue, Character Lists, stage directions.
    3. I enjoyed the amount of stage directions we did, and I think we could’ve spoke clearer.

  3. Which part of the day did you enjoy most and why?
    I enjoyed all of them because I had lots of fun
    What are the main features of a play script?
    Setting the scene,dialogue,stage directions and characters names
    What did you enjoy most about your performance and why? What could be improved in your play script/performance?
    Not being nervous

  4. I enjoyed the part when we made headbands to show who our characters are. Which is being creative and I like being creative.
    The main features of a playscript is the character name should be on the left. Another feature is it should have a collon and stage directions.
    I enjoyed the part when the lion jumped it in the performance. One thing that could be improved is that we should not face our back to the audience.

  5. Which part of the day did you enjoy most and why?
    when you to really act it out because all the children had prepared for it .
    What are the main features of a play script?
    how we were feeling .
    What did you enjoy most about your performance and why?
    ayaan scared scarecrow and tinman.
    What could be improved in your play script/performance?
    we can add a bit more stage derictions .

  6. 1. I enjoyed the action because it was fun to show other people
    2. The main features was Good whitch, Bad whitch,Dorothy and the small one i forgot what’s it called
    3. I improved the action a little because i tried my best to not be embarrassed

  7. 1. Which part of the day did you enjoy most and why?
    I most enjoyed acting out our performance.
    2. What are the main features of a play script?
    Character names, setting the scene, dialogue, stage direction.
    3. What did you enjoy most about your performance and why? What could be improved in your play script/performance?
    I enjoyed the acting and the funny parts. I think we can improve our voices and make them a bit louder and also be more confident.
    It was a great day

  8. 1. i enjoyed the acting because we got to fall on the ground and jump around!
    2.the main bit of a Play Script is characters at the begging of the script
    and the text is divided into acts.
    also a characters name precedes a line of dialogue.

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