Subject specific vocabulary - Frantic Assembly and Physical Theatre

Subject specific vocabulary - Frantic Assembly and Physical Theatre

We use this resource both in classroom displays to aid discussion but also for homework and to assist students when writing about or researching practitioners. Key terms are in colour-coded columns with progressively complex terms, ideas or language. We ask students to use a certain number of terms in their written work or discussion and they have to tick which terms they have used as they speak or write to ensure they have made appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary. It’s a good resource for paired discussion or comparative marking. It’s been a great resource for students to help in homework, discussion and for projects like presentations and extended writing. We adapt it as we go, deleting some columns to differentiate for students lower down the school or adding and changing words as needed.
naomi_demon
Subject specific vocabulary - Stanislavski

Subject specific vocabulary - Stanislavski

We use this resource both in classroom displays to aid discussion but also for homework and to assist students when writing about or researching practitioners. Key terms are in colour-coded columns with progressively complex terms, ideas or language. We ask students to use a certain number of terms in their written work or discussion and they have to tick which terms they have used as they speak or write to ensure they have made appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary. It’s a good resource for paired discussion or comparative marking. It’s been a great resource for students to help in homework, discussion and for projects like presentations and extended writing. We adapt it as we go, deleting some columns to differentiate for students lower down the school or adding and changing words as needed.
naomi_demon
Subject specific vocabulary - Brecht

Subject specific vocabulary - Brecht

We use this resource both in classroom displays to aid discussion but also for homework and to assist students when writing about or researching practitioners. Key terms are in colour-coded columns with progressively complex terms, ideas or language. We ask students to use a certain number of terms in their written work or discussion and they have to tick which terms they have used as they speak or write to ensure they have made appropriate use of subject specific vocabulary. It’s a good resource for paired discussion or comparative marking. It’s been a great resource for students to help in homework, discussion and for projects like presentations and extended writing. We adapt it as we go, deleting some columns to differentiate for students lower down the school or adding and changing words as needed.
naomi_demon
Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers Bundle

Key Stage 3 Knowledge Organisers Bundle

A collection of the Key stage 3 Knowledge Organisers used commonly in most school/academies. These are a great resource to use in class or for homeworks/ quizzes/ revision.
csims6
Key Stage 3 Drama Workbook

Key Stage 3 Drama Workbook

This workbook is designed for key stage 3 Drama students. The work book is to be supported by the performing aspect. It includes scripts, activities and key information for students. It also links with Schemes of Work (which are also avaliable on TES). The topics are: Year 7: Pantomime/ Shakespeare / Devising/ Documentary. Year 8: Soap Opera/ Teechers/ Devising/ Greek Theatre. There are 4 Blocks each block has 8 lessons - Please note rehearsal lessons are not int he workbook so that teachers are able to implement these where they feel necessary. Peer assessment is used heavily alongside Oracy. An assessment booklet is to follow in the coming week. Thank you
csims6
Roman Drama Roles- Whole Class Set

Roman Drama Roles- Whole Class Set

A class set of drama roles for acting out different scenarios. You could warm-up by playing Upstairs/Downstairs or use it at the end of a topic to show the day in the life of a Roman. I used these as a drama activity and took the children outside where they walked, talked and ate like their Roman. They even chose names!
AbbyMSimpson
Ks3 Drama Stars - Life without levels assessment

Ks3 Drama Stars - Life without levels assessment

Separating making, performing and responding into three focused five star ratings. The Powerpoint simply shares how your pupils can gain each star. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Year Nine Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Year Nine Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Separating **making, performing and responding **into three focused feedback activities, these sheets allow for all three types of classroom feedback (self, peer and teacher). The sheet allows the teacher or pupil to share their feedback and the pupil to respond to this too using a WWW, EBI and NTT system. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Year Eight Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Year Eight Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Separating making, performing and responding into three focused feedback activities for Year 8 Drama, these sheets allow for all three types of classroom feedback (self, peer and teacher). The sheet allows the teacher or pupil to share their feedback and the pupil to respond to this too using a WWW, EBI and NTT system. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Year Seven Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Year Seven Drama Feedback Sheets (Five star rating)

Separating making, performing and responding into three focused feedback activities, these sheets allow for all three types of classroom feedback (self, peer and teacher). The sheet allows the teacher or pupil to share their feedback and the pupil to respond to this too using a WWW, EBI and NTT system. The five star rating allows the Ks3 pupils to use a relatable system which they will recgonise from the theatre industry and in line with the ‘life without levels’ objectives.
cat_marron1994
Nativity play - with a difference! - Full script plus posters and program

Nativity play - with a difference! - Full script plus posters and program

‘Not another Nativity!’ was written for secondary school students as a counter to the endless primary nativity plays! It was also written as a small memorial to George Micheal with two of his songs ‘Faith’ and ‘Last Christmas’ featuring. It is a light-hearted comedy, a play within a play focusing on a class of Year 11 students who want to do things their way… could be easily adapted for year 6 students who want to do a special nativity for their last year in primary The play is about 12 - 15 minutes long in total, with 11 speaking parts (though these parts can doubled up or divided in further characters as necessary). Very few props are needed and no special staging or lighting. I have also included a promotional poster for students, a promo poster for parents and a program - all you need to do is complete with school logo and student names. I do hope you enjoy it as much as my students did - any questions please do message me!
FollyFairy
Drama KS3 The Greatest Showman Scheme of Work

Drama KS3 The Greatest Showman Scheme of Work

I have written this with year 7 and low ability year 8 in mind. An overview of this 5 week scheme is: Circus skills (basic skills on juggling and slapstick) The Freak Show (negative media portrayal) This is me (celebrating diversity and being proud to be different) 4&5) Assessment (accumulating all the skills we have looked at in the scheme) Demonstrate is a plenary and connect is differentiated questions to use as a starter to recap previous learning. Please note that I have not written the juggling manual, I have inherited this a long the way in my teaching career but it’s a great resource for differentiated learning styles.
sheath7
The Lion King Script - School Production

The Lion King Script - School Production

This script was written for a Year 3 and 4 summer production. Can easily be done or edited for younger or older. The script was based on Disney’s The Lion King film from 1994. All of the songs and backing tracks included can be found on YouTube. Also includes the link to see the script in action - watching the recording of the performance.
attystar
Community building discussion prompts (handout)

Community building discussion prompts (handout)

It’s so important to build community and trust between students in the classroom. This activity is designed to help students get to know each other in a safe, fun way. Students will have one-on-one guided discussions based on the 7 prompts that are outlined in the activity, including discussing points of pride, challenges, heritage, and sharing preferences., among others. Included: Instructions, assessment and extension activity suggestions, student handout. This activity page is designed for students roughly 7-16 years of age.
mmeoconnor
Pas de death - lighthearted comic script

Pas de death - lighthearted comic script

Short Drama script suitable for performance at any time - especially appropriate for Hallowe’en Synopsis: Death has been reaping souls for thousands of years, and to be honest, he needs a vacation. His chief actuary Timothy Simpkins is the obvious (or only?) man to take his place while he is away. Timothy embraces his new role, as The MOTHMAN, Whose Name is Death - but will he be successful in carrying out his new “death duties”? Suitable for: Years 8-12 Running time: approximately 40 minutes Set requirements: Simple set, with reversible flats to represent the different locations. Characters: 7-14 4-8M 4-9F:
sarabande2012
Christmas drama script bundle

Christmas drama script bundle

This royalty free Christmas drama bundle contains 1 monologue, 2 reader’s theater scripts, 7 one act plays, 2 choral readings and 9 short skits A few of those included are: The Innkeeper’s Wife (3 versions) Characters: 4-5, run time: 5-7 minutes It is eleven years after Jesus is born and the Innkeeper’s wife retells the story of Jesus birth to her three children. One version splits the lines with the husband. Elizabeth - a monologue by the mother of John the Baptist on Christmas Eve. She is doubly blessed with a son (finally) and to be alive at the coming of the Messiah. Run time: 2 minutes Elizabeth and Zechariah - Characters: 2, run time: 2-3 minutes. The couple decides to leave civilization and bring John up in the desert because of Herod’s violent jealousy over a rival king Dateline: Bethlehem - Reactions to Jesus Birth. Characters: 9 M, 3F, 3 either; doubling possible, Run time: 22 minutes Jasmine’s Star - Teenaged Jasmine, granddaughter of one of the Magi, decides she’s going to disguise herself and join the caravan following the star of Bethlehem, dragging childhood companion Meshach into another one of her “hare brained” schemes. Meanwhile King Herod takes extreme measures to protect his throne from a rival king. Characters: 12 M, 3 F, as many extras as desired Run Time: 2 acts, 45 min
Rubyranger
Hamlet Outline

Hamlet Outline

A summary of Hamlet, giving an outline of the story and the important characters involved. Great for a quick reference or as a starting point for a lesson. Also useful for teachers who don’t want to read the whole play!
AliJC
Shakespearean Insults

Shakespearean Insults

A small collection of great one-line Shakespearean insults and retorts for teachers to use in drama lessons, as a springboard for creative writing, or just for fun! Will work particularly well when included as part of a lesson on Shakespeare’s language or during play reading or script writing lessons. Perfect for Key Stage 2 and above.
AliJC
Drama Achievement Reports

Drama Achievement Reports

Simple reports which allow teachers to record progress in drama for students aged 3 - 13 years. Each report covers a range of personal, social and performance skills for children to achieve and these are broken down into four key skills areas in which children learn to co-operate, create, perform and reflect. Markers allow teachers to chart an individual student’s progress through a full term or semester and each report provides space for comments and aims for that child. Not accredited in any way but based on 30 years of drama teaching experience. A great way to begin to quantify the developmental, social and creative benefits of drama. If you have found this resource useful please leave a positive review. Thanks!
AliJC
50 Arts Labs - Dance Drama Art Music Acting Graphic Arts

50 Arts Labs - Dance Drama Art Music Acting Graphic Arts

50 Activities for kids supporting learning in the Arts. Recommended for grades K to 6 and up! Each one has a snappy title, a brief set of instructions, recommended materials list, and space for notes. These are very adjustable for your classroom, home, or homeschool needs. Do projects for concepts like: Art, Dance, Drama, Acting, Music, Poetry, Graphic Arts, and more! Make studies in the Arts exciting at home or in the classroom with fun projects!
rupert_boyne
Interactive Drama Lesson To Teach Mime Skills

Interactive Drama Lesson To Teach Mime Skills

This is a fun and educational lesson created to teach elementary school students mime techniques. The lesson is straight forward and all resources are included on the word document and or in the footnotes. The lesson brings every day examples to teach these techniques making it easy for all students to grasp and understand the concept.
shishbloch
The Hamlet Rap

The Hamlet Rap

A rap which tells the story of Hamlet. Created and performed by young members of a youth theatre in Manchester. This was a complementary piece of work to the play script Hamlet, the Murder Mystery but can stand alone and makes a great performance piece.
AliJC
NCFE Unit 1 Preparing Performing Arts Work - Level 1

NCFE Unit 1 Preparing Performing Arts Work - Level 1

A full workbook for unit 1 of the level 1 performance skills course (NCFE). The only criteria not covered in this workbook is LO4, as this is a simple observation that I type up. Our centre have received direct claims status from NCFE for delivery of this course and the resources.
sezzz
Drama Improvisation Scenarios

Drama Improvisation Scenarios

A selection of 64 improvisation scenarios for drama lessons. Great for lesson starters or activities in extra curricular drama. Example scenarios: A child has a nasty encounter with an animal at the zoo. A deleted scene from Harry Potter. Escaped prisoners stop for petrol at a petrol station. The sales assistant is old and slow. A restaurant is visited by a food critic. A team of footballers are in the dressing room at half time. They are losing the game 2-0. The manager gives his team talk. 64 scenarios in total! Great fun for drama students of all ages!
ashedgreg
Twist

Twist

Script based on Oliver Twist and notebook containing songs related to the script.
TBiscuit
Twist Script

Twist Script

A complete script based around the book Oliver Twist. This script is suitable for a Key Stage 1 or Lower Key Stage 2 production and includes song suggestions for each scene.
TBiscuit
The Taming of the Shrew  - Reading Comprehension

The Taming of the Shrew - Reading Comprehension

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of The Taming of the Shrew based on William Shakespeare’s famous play / comedy. After carefully reading a text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False, a character match exercise, a multiple choice exercise, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Theatre Around the World KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Theatre Around the World KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Students will explore a range of performance styles from around the globe, developing confidence performing as well as building their skill set for the subject. Areas covered are: Greek Theatre Chinese Theatre African Theatre French Theatre (mime) There are eight lessons in the scheme which can be extended to more depending on the time given for the assessment task. Links are given to all teaching materials or they are provided in the downloadable pack (stories, instruction cards etc). Students will enjoy looking at theatrical traditions and devices from other theatrical cultures and will be able to incorporate some of them in their own future work.Their assessment piece will be to choose an area they have enjoyed or want to extend their understanding by creating a performance using these skills and style, bringing to life a story that we will supply. Students will complete an extended piece of homework – a ‘Theatre Around the World Scrapbook’ that should be a creative and decorative piece that details their learning – there will be challenge tasks within this to stretch pupils. These will be used for display as appropriate. Please adapt this – and any other contents of this scheme - to whatever format is useful for your school.
kay_sanders
Blood Brothers Drama scheme and resources

Blood Brothers Drama scheme and resources

This scheme consists of 10 lessons that explore the text and themes of the well known play ‘Blood Brothers’. Pupils will develop their dramatic techniques and characterisation skills through these detailed and comprehensive plans. Activities include whole class/large group performance pieces, intense non-verbal communication exercises and the chance for your pupils to enjoy playing as seven year olds again. This scheme would be suitable for upper KS3 pupils or KS4 learners starting their GCSE course.
kay_sanders
Melodrama KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Melodrama KS3 Drama scheme and resources

This six lesson scheme (complete with detailed plans, powerpoints and resources) is suitable for upper KS3 pupils. It introduces the genre of Melodrama incorporating the history, traditions and links to silent movies. Lessons include vocal and physical and skill development, script work as well as devising based on the genre conventions.
kay_sanders
Oliver Twist Drama KS3 scheme and resources

Oliver Twist Drama KS3 scheme and resources

This 8 lesson scheme of work explores the story and characters of Oliver Twist. Highly detailed lesson plans and resources will develop pupils understanding of a variety of drama techniques focusing on characterisation skills, as well as allow lots of opportunities to develop confidence in creating, performing and evaluating. This has been used with a year 7 group but would work with any KS3 group. There are lessons that allow pupils to use scripts, write their own scripts, improve and creating a sequence of freeze-frames to show off their non-verbal communication skills. I’ve included lots of resources for you including some that are differentiated for your learners to use so you can just enjoy teaching the lessons.
kay_sanders
'Storytelling' introduction to Drama scheme and resources

'Storytelling' introduction to Drama scheme and resources

This 6 lesson scheme of work focuses on different well known fairy tales and ways of telling stories, and is an ideal introduction to Drama for KS2 or KS3 learners or to work with a lower ability KS3 group. The detailed lessons use Must, Should, Could learning objectives and would be useful to a non-specialist teacher. The scheme aims to develop pupils understanding of a variety of drama techniques as well as allow lots of opportunity to develop confidence in creating and performing. There are lessons on genre, writing in role, using freeze-frames, hot-seating and becoming news reporters live at the scene where a meteor has landed. I’ve included lots of resources for you including some that are differentiated.
kay_sanders
Ruckus in the Garden Drama scheme and resources

Ruckus in the Garden Drama scheme and resources

The scheme of work explores the play text ‘Ruckus in the Garden’ by David Farr. ** "Ruckus in the Garden is a very funny look at the pressures of being a teenager in school today. The play is accompanied by teaching materials containing fantastic ideas for drama work, as well as other activities designed to answer English Framework and NC objectives. When Riverdale Comprehensive and St Nectan’s Grant Maintained find themselves in the garden of Cecil Fortescue on a school trip, a ruckus is inevitable. It’s customary that when these two schools meet , violence ensues; and many of the pupils are relishing the opportunity of a scrap. However magic and mystery wait amongst the topiary in the form of Cupid who brings about transformations and confusions, both romantic and hilarious. With a modern and accessible nod towards A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this play is a fast-paced, thoughtful and very entertaining look at the trials of being fifteen." This scheme is ideal for year 9 Drama students or as a introduction to GCSE as it explores character development and Stanislavskian techniques, staging types, genre and style with a focus on Frantic Assembly as well as a lesson on audience and intention. This scheme has 9 full detailed lesson plans (the assessment activity can be extended if needed), resources and ppts, all you need is the text. I’ve also included a home learning brief which develops pupils understanding of theatre design elements, again very useful prep for GCSE students. My students have loved the characters, themes and comedy of ‘Ruckus in the Garden’ and I’ve seen then make great progress as Drama students regarding their understanding of the different theatre makers, not just as performers. (The edition I refer to in my plans is from the National Connection 2007 book of plays.)
kay_sanders
Wind in the Willows KS3 Drama scheme and resources

Wind in the Willows KS3 Drama scheme and resources

This 5 lesson scheme is complete with detailed lesson plans, power-points and resources to use. The scheme uses the characters and story of The Wind in the Willows and focuses on the role of the narrator with differentiated challenges for learners. There is also a script writing lesson that introduces pupils to the format needed for script writing. Various character development activities are included as well as a design element. It is suitable as an introduction to year 7 Drama and might also compliment any English lessons that use Wind in the Willows as a text to study. I have also taught it to ear 5/6 primary students as part of their Drama learning. I used the Alan Bennett adapted play text in a lesson, this resource is not included.
kay_sanders
KS3 Drama The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty Scheme of Work

KS3 Drama The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty Scheme of Work

Complete scheme of work for studying the play, The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty. 6 lesson plans for a Year7/8 Drama Class, complete with powerpoint and activities, plus an assessment at the end of the scheme. The lessons include predicting the end of the play, teacher in role activities, whole class improvisation, scene work, and Drama techniques such as role on the wall. The play explores bullying and social pressure, as well as the different agencies involved in the case and so is great for building PSCHEE knowledge as well.
carolynbooth
Full 30 minute playscript of 'Pippa the Pirate Fights Plastic'

Full 30 minute playscript of 'Pippa the Pirate Fights Plastic'

This is a 30 minute play based on a pirate who becomes famous for fighting plastic pollution. I wrote and produced this play with lower and upper key stage 2 children, who managed the lines and stage directions well. I have adapted the play with current themes and there’s a host of characters who explain how plastic effects their lives in terms which can be understood from foundation stage. There are other themes including friendship and ‘being kind’ as well as a catchy recycle song. I give permission for character genders to be changed to suit your cast.
rosie_m
Performance Skills - An Introduction (Drama, Edexcel 1-9)

Performance Skills - An Introduction (Drama, Edexcel 1-9)

This is a fantastic introduction for students who are new to Drama Education in a secondary school environment. I use it with year 7 in their first half term (Sep-Oct). This SOW is designed for KS3 students as an introduction to the main performance skills as outlined in the Edexcel GCSE 1-9 spec. The SOW guides students through a series of tasks where they apply the performance skills in a range of ways to communicate meaning. This bundle includes; -5 week SOW -Full PowerPoint with instructions -5 lesson plans, which you are free to edit -An 'end of topic test’ which mirrors the Component 3 exam for Edexcel GCSE Drama -A mark scheme for the test -Handouts Please note: In order to complete the lessons fully students will need access to the Edexcel Purple Revision Workbook. For copyright reasons I cannot upload them as resources here.
madamtrustman
JONAH AND THE WHALE

JONAH AND THE WHALE

This bundle includes a story poem and a play script. Story Poem: This is an original story poem telling the tale of Jonah and the Whale. It has 11 eight line, rhyming stanzas. This pack includes a 12 slide PPT presentation of the poem, as well as a written version. It is ideal for telling the children this familiar story; doing do succinctly and with humour. It could also be used as the basis for a whole class assembly. Play Script: This is a play suitable for an end of year production or Year 6 leavers’ assembly. It lasts about 30 minutes. It is set in the modern day which makes the story more accessible to the children. It is amusing and appeals to both boys and girls. There are 24 speaking parts (including 11 narrators which could be condensed into less) and non-speaking parts for the football fans, the rock group, the storm sequence and the underwater sequence. Music suggestions are made for the various sequences and these can be kept very basic or choreographed as full dances. Costume is left up to you as it is set in modern day.
RhymeRockRole