Successful learning often takes place when young children enjoy themselves in role-playing, which is an important contribution to their oral and aural experience.
Drama – including role-play – is central in developing all major aspects of English in the primary school because:
- It gives children the chance to practise varieties of language in different situations
- It helps children to make sense of different situations and different points of view in role-play and simulations
- It helps children to evaluate choices and dilemmas
- It accustoms children to taking account of their audience and purpose in undertaking an activity.