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Class Assembly/Play - THE GREATEST SHOW! (based on the Greatest Showman)

Class Assembly/Play - THE GREATEST SHOW! (based on the Greatest Showman)

THE GREATEST SHOW! - A PLAY OR CLASS ASSEMBLY! A class assembly/play for reception, KS1 or even KS2! We did this with a Reception class - they were incredible! It ran alongside our ‘Circus’ theme. We focussed lots on The Greatest Showman and the song ‘This is Me’. I’ve included the script, presentation (which includes all music) and some costume letters to be sent home. I added photos of the children to the slide show which made it even better. The slide show has all been set up and timings suited us. We had such great feedback from this production! I hope you enjoy it! (SEE MAIN IMAGE FOR REAL PREVIEW! -The font and pics look a little weird in the TES preview pics? But it’s actually all done in Comic Sans! I did have it all in pre-cursive, but knew that some schools wouldn’t have this font, so changed it all to Comic Sans. Hopefully it should be in that font when you download!)
harleyharleydee
The Garbage King (Year 6, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

The Garbage King (Year 6, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

This resource contains ideas for planning a creative literacy unit based on ‘The Garbage King’, a beautifully written novel by Elizabeth Laird*. Suitable for Year 6. Plan a challenging unit of work for your Year 6 class that uses drama, discussion and writing to explore the contrasting lives of two boys who find themselves on the streets of Addis Ababa. Perfect for a post SATs project! Story synopsis Mamo and Dani live opposite lives. For Mamo, home is a ramshackle hut in the slums of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa with his older sister and troubled mother. On the other side of the city, Dani lives a life of privilege with his parents. But when their lives are both turned upside down, they find themselves alone on the city streets with the beggars, orphans and gangs. Despite the dangers and hardship of their new lives, both boys discover a new side to themselves and their unlikely friendship proves crucial as they struggle to get their lives back on track. How to use this resource This resource is structured into five parts. Inspiration - sharing the book with your class. Incubation - exploring the ideas in the book through reading, drama and discussion. Connection - making cross-curricular links with this book. Illumination - bringing the work to life through art and design. Application - getting the children writing creatively. Each part is designed to help you deliver a structured literacy unit that offers children room for creativity, develops opportunities for meaningful learning and is plugged in to different areas of the curriculum. This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk *Please note this is not a complete set of lesson plans but there are many ideas in this resource that can form the basis of a unit of work. It has been designed in this way intentionally so you can adapt it to your class and school.
articulate_education
Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

Tinsel Truths - Drama Scheme

7 weeks - Drama Lesson Powerpoints Based on Genre and students develping six scenes of a movie. Can be adapted Covers: Genre Themes Plot and Sub Plot Character developmet Rehearsal techniques Stanislavski/naturalism Physical skills Vocal skills
Rajvindermann
DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Study Booklets, SPaG Booklet and Grammar Booklet

DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Study Booklets, SPaG Booklet and Grammar Booklet

This huge collection has been designed to use with seven of David Walliams popular books; Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Gangster Granny, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Ratburger, The Boy in the Dress and The Midnight Gang. The resources have been designed to be completed along-side the reading of the books. They can be used to develop a range of literacy skills through books that pupils find engaging. These resources help to improve and promote reading.
crigdon
DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Puzzles, Board Games and Quizzes.

DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Puzzles, Board Games and Quizzes.

This fantastic collection of puzzles, board games and quizzes were designed for children who love David Walliams’ books. These resources are based around six books; Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Mr Stink, The Midnight Gang, and The World’s Worst Children [1]. This resource has many uses in the classroom and as homework. All the activities are designed to engage the reader and promote a deep love of reading.
crigdon
The Ballad Of Charlotte Dymond

The Ballad Of Charlotte Dymond

The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond is about the young girl, a domestic servant aged eighteen, who was murdered near Rowtor Ford on Bodwin Moor. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the story of the ballad of charlotte dymond, the characters involved and their perspectives of what happened the night charlotte dymond died. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
keith_burt
Primary Drama: Making Drama out of Poems

Primary Drama: Making Drama out of Poems

The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond is about the young girl, a domestic servant aged eighteen, who was murdered near Rowtor Ford on Bodwin Moor. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the story of the ballad of charlotte dymond, the characters involved and their perspectives of what happened the night charlotte dymond died. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 2, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
keith_burt
Sample pages for the play script Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie

Sample pages for the play script Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie

A short extract from the play Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie - a lovely one act play about honesty and friendship - which gives you a taster of what the play is like and allows you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and additional follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fairy-crystal-and-the-really-big-lie-play-script-11437950 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample pages for the play script Crime Doesn't Pay

Sample pages for the play script Crime Doesn't Pay

A short extract from the play Crime Doesn’t Pay - a nice little play set at Christmas time - which gives you a taster of what the play is like and allows you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and additional follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample pages for the play script Coronation Fleet

Sample pages for the play script Coronation Fleet

A short extract from the play Coronation Fleet which gives you a taster of what the play is like and allows you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and additional follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop. Thanks everso!
AliJC
The Nowhere Emporium (UKS2, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

The Nowhere Emporium (UKS2, Fiction) - planning ideas for a creative literacy unit

This resource contains ideas for planning a creative literacy unit based on ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, an excellent novel by Ross MacKenzie*. Suitable for Upper Key Stage 2. Plan a fantastic unit of work that includes a visit to a museum to marvel at treasures, creating your own Book of Wonders through writing and designing and building a snow globe! Story synopsis When Daniel Holmes hides from the local bully in the doorway of a newly appeared shop, he has no idea that he has stepped over a magical threshold. The Nowhere Emporium is the invention of magician Lucien Silver: part shop, part theme park, a place where wonders - amazing sights and experiences - appear at the stroke of a magician’s pen. Fascinated by the wonders of the Emporium, Daniel begins to discover his own magical potential and the places his imagination can take him to. But as Daniel quickly discovers, the world of magic can be a dangerous place. How to use this resource This resource is structured into five parts. Inspiration - sharing the book with your class. Incubation - exploring the ideas in the book through reading, drama and discussion. Connection - making cross-curricular links with this book. Application - getting the children writing creatively. Illumination - bringing the work to life through art and design. Each part is designed to help you deliver a structured literacy unit that offers children room for creativity, develops opportunities for meaningful learning and is plugged in to different areas of the curriculum. This ‘Have you Tried?’ resource can form the basis for an outstanding, cross-curricular unit of literacy work. For more ideas like this, visit articulateeducation.co.uk *Please note this is not a complete set of lesson plans but there are many ideas in this resource that can form the basis of a unit of work. It has been designed in this way intentionally so you can adapt it to your class and school.
articulate_education
Peace Week pack - whole school

Peace Week pack - whole school

“The best thing we’ve ever done together as a school community” Moya Richardson, Associate Head Teacher, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School This whole-school resource pack contains everything staff and pupils need to explore how they can build a peaceful world. You can then develop the attitudes, values and skills needed to create it. Your Peace Week can be run at any time. It can be an exciting way to start a new term, or a positive way to celebrate the end of the school year. Includes: *curriculum linked content for Scotland, Wales and England tools to help you organise lesson plans resources staff training materials tips Peace Week was created by the Quaker Peace Education Programme with help from schools. More: www.quaker.org.uk/peace-education
QuakerPeaceEducation
The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

This is a 10 minute medley that I have edited and produced. It would be great for a school performance or an assembly activity. The songs included (in order) are: The greatest show, Million Dreams, This is Me and Come Alive. There are 3 files to this resource: The Song Sheet the lyrics are in two colours, Black for solo singing parts that can be split to suit your group and Blue for the ensemble parts. The Medley MP3 This is a medley arranged by myself, it is a backing track but the original singers remain for the ensemble parts just to give the kids a bit of help. The Medley with singing MP3 I have recorded the song with vocals to show where the solo parts come in. I performed this medley with KS1 and Lower KS2 children. I split the solo parts into 3-4 lines each child, either alone or in little groups. They had no trouble learning their parts and the added ensemble vocals gave the volume needed for the big chorus parts. Please leave a review and happy singing!
rosie_m
Drama Improvisation

Drama Improvisation

Primary or secondary pupils could benefit from the workshops. Fun activities that could be used in drama lessons. Can work well with EAL pupils or advanced pupils.
radaz_92
PROCESSIONS Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality exploration

PROCESSIONS Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality exploration

Inspired by the ideas, themes and history behind PROCESSIONS https://www.processions.co.uk/, our aim is for this resource to be a starting point for your pupils/students to explore and learn about the history of Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality. We have created some simple and easy to follow activities to include in your teaching plans, which will encourage your pupils/students to develop historical knowledge and awareness of Women’s Suffrage as well as offering an opportunity to discuss gender equality within today’s context. Activities encourage responses through discussion, movement, debate, music and visual art. The resources are primarily designed for Years 5-8 in England and Wales, Years 6-9 in Northern Ireland and P6-S2 in Scotland, but they’re easily accessible for lower and upper age ranges. We want to encourage your pupils/students to explore their own views and opinions on gender equality today, as well as gaining an understanding about the importance of democracy and using your vote. Only 57% of 18-19-year olds voted in the last election (source YouGov website) and we want this project to encourage young people to vote in the future and inspire them to have their voice heard. This resource pack provides creative ideas as to how to work with your pupils/students. It is modular so it can be followed through from beginning to end or activities can be picked out and used individually. At times you might work with the class as a whole and at other times you may task smaller groups with the different activities provided. We have suggested subject links as part of each activity to help make useful connections with your teaching plans. These activities when paired with our banner-making toolkits will give your students/pupils stimuli and inspiration for the content of their banners. We would love schools to take part in the PROCESSIONS on the 10th of June, but acknowledge that this may not be possible for all, so we want to stress that this pack can be used before or after the event and used to inspire pupils, students and teachers using the themes and ideas behind PROCESSIONS. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS will commemorate 100 years since the first women in the UK won the vote. On Sunday 10th June 2018, thousands of women and girls, those who identify as women and non- binary individuals, will form four epic processions in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Given green, white or violet to wear, the colours of the suffrage movement whose initials stood for “Give Women Votes”, they will together create waves of colour as they celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage.
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Healthy Foods Assembly Script

Healthy Foods Assembly Script

This has been written for a year 3 assembly but can easily be adapted for other age groups. The assembly follows the adventures of Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and their dog Sherlock Bones. Big and Little just want to eat junk food all day so Sherlock tells them all about how to have a healthy diet. Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Narrator Big Skeleton Little Skeleton Sherlock Bones The Carbohydrates Group The Fats and Sugars Group The Proteins Group The Dairy Group The Fruit and Vegetable Group Props: A bag of crisps A “script” for the narrator See through sandwich bags containing weights of sugars (x4) A 45g bar of Dairy Milk A bottle of banana milkshake A box of Coco pops A diary A radio (doesn’t have to work) Music: Suggested: Food groups are Rockin’ Tonight (available through YouTube) Funny Bones cartoon theme and end credits. Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
mcmahonshaun1
Healthy Foods Assembly Script - Sample

Healthy Foods Assembly Script - Sample

SAMPLE SCRIPT This has been written for a year 3 assembly but can easily be adapted for other age groups. The assembly follows the adventures of Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and their dog Sherlock Bones. Big and Little just want to eat junk food all day so Sherlock tells them all about how to have a healthy diet. Cast: The cast is easily adaptable to suit a class of 25 or more children. Main characters: Narrator Big Skeleton Little Skeleton Sherlock Bones The Carbohydrates Group The Fats and Sugars Group The Proteins Group The Dairy Group The Fruit and Vegetable Group Props: A bag of crisps A “script” for the narrator See through sandwich bags containing weights of sugars (x4) A 45g bar of Dairy Milk A bottle of banana milkshake A box of Coco pops A diary A radio (doesn’t have to work) Music: Suggested: Food groups are Rockin’ Tonight (available through YouTube) Funny Bones cartoon theme and end credits. Duration: The script should last about 15 to 20 minutes; this does not include music. The script can be edited or amended to suit the needs of the children taking part in the assembly or to fit in with what the students have been covering in class.
mcmahonshaun1
The Titanic Bundle - Drama SOW

The Titanic Bundle - Drama SOW

On my shop I have two units of work relating to Titanic. Here you can purchase them both (at a discount) Get both resources for just £3 Unit 1 - This SOW is based around the Titanic disaster and spans over 7 lessons. Each lesson explores a different aspect of the Titanic and includes differing drama skills. The PowerPoint is ready to be used in your lessons and can be easily adapted depending on the age group. This SOW also includes an assessment (practical and written). For this project you will need to purchase a copy of a script (I have provided a link). Unit 2 - This unit of work is an extension from my Titanic unit. This SOW looks at the conspiracies behind Titanic and uses drama as a tool to explore history. Within the unit students will learn about different individuals on the ship and improve their character skills. They will learn new techniques, complete written and practical tasks. The unit also involves a large amount of reading and encourages students to rehearse independently with less involvement/ aid from the teacher. The PowerPoint is ready to be used in lessons and all resources needed are attached. *I do not own any media, text, script, videos or music used in this SOW If you enjoy this resource please review and rate.
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The Titanic Conspiracies - Drama SOW

The Titanic Conspiracies - Drama SOW

This unit of work is an extension from my Titanic unit. This SOW looks at the conspiracies behind Titanic and uses drama as a tool to explore history. Within the unit students will learn about different individuals on the ship and improve their character skills. They will learn new techniques, complete written and practical tasks. The unit also involves a large amount of reading and encourages students to rehearse independently with less involvement/ aid from the teacher. The PowerPoint is ready to be used in lessons and all resources needed are attached. I do not own any media, text, script, videos or music used in this SOW
lydia_millar13
Evolution Assembly or Class Play

Evolution Assembly or Class Play

Evolution Assembly or Class Play Cast of 30 (easily adjustable) Duration: Around 20 minutes without the inclusion of music suggestions. This script has ‘serious factual content’ including a timeline from the beginning of time to the present, but it has plenty of humour including a seriously bad set of jokes at the end! This assembly or class play is based on the Evolution and Inheritance unit of study and has the following coverage: How fossils record changes that living things undergo over millions of years Shared characteristics of parents and offspring Adaptation and evolution of animals and plants in order to survive in different habitats/how characteristics are acquired rather than inherited/natural selection How creatures change over long periods of time Sample Text: (Enter Giant Tortoise slowly) Narrator: (Sarcastically) In your own time! Giant Tortoise: Hey! No need to rush! And it’s not like I have any predators to run from. Narrator: Just as well! Have you had far to come? Giant Tortoise: I live on the Galapagos islands, off the South American coast. Narrator: Whoa! That’s a long way! Giant Tortoise: Not as far as Mr Darwin travelled on his five-year trip! Narrator: So, you met the great man? (Enter Finch) Finch: We certainly did! Took some of us home with him! (Enter Darwin) Darwin: (To Giant Tortoise and Finch) You got me thinking about (To Giant Tortoise) Different patterned shells (To Finch) Different shaped beaks. You see, these creatures were different on each island suggesting they had adapted to their immediate environment. Giant Tortoise & Finch: (Together) Fascinating! (Exit Giant Tortoise & Finch) Narrator: Shall we look at some other examples? Darwin: (Enthusiastically) Certainly! Music 3 Parade of the Charioteers (Enter Stag and Peacock, both strutting proudly across stage) Stag: Look at my fine antlers! (Looks at audience) Anyone want to take me on? Peacock: Huh! No need for any violence! Just look at my magnificent display (opens tail to full effect). Who could not be impressed with me? Narrator: (Thoughtfully) Hmm. They are rather winning features Stag: It’s called ‘survival of the fittest’! Peacock: You’ve gotta have what it takes you know!
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Role in The Middle

Role in The Middle

A thorough look at the aims and objectives of the Drama exercise, “Role-in-the-Middle”, with guidelines, examples and rationale for experienced and inexperienced drama teachers alike. The aims are to collaborate and create a new character, or flesh out an existing character. To discover or invent the rules which lead to high quality work. A character building game, where one student, or empty chair, takes the centre, representing a blank character. Around them, other students take turns to make contributions, developing the character and filling in the blanks.
obsteve
World War One Assembly Play

World War One Assembly Play

This play has been written to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War One in a way that is educational, entertaining and respectful to the sacrifice made by the combatants. The play is suitable for performance by children aged 10-11. The run-time for the performance is just under twenty minutes. The script includes recommendations for music and a song, suggestions for costumes, set arrangement and props required for each scene. There is a total of 24 roles; 3 roles are recommended for acting by girls, 3 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling of roles as suggested, the play could be performed by 18 children. However, this number could easily be increased -or reduced- by two by adjusting the number of VOLUNTEERS. 15 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Summer Assembly Play for Key Stage 1

Summer Assembly Play for Key Stage 1

This play is fun and fast-moving and has a strong environmental theme, combined with scientific information. The play allows some pupils to act as fairy folk, whilst others can choose from a wide variety of roles: including that of Science Professors. There are several suggested small songs for performance during the play. There is a wide variety of roles for pupils of different ability levels. This play is suitable for performance by pupils in Year 1 and Year 2. The maximum number of child participants required is 33; the minimum number required is 24. There is a role on stage for the class teacher, in order to assist with narration and the direction of pupils on stage if need be. There is one recommended role for a boy and five recommended roles for girls. The run-time for the play is 15 minutes. 13 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Greek Myths Assembly KS2 Theseus and the Minitaur

Greek Myths Assembly KS2 Theseus and the Minitaur

The story of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the greatest tales of heroism from Ancient Greece. This play offers an amusing version of the classic adventure and is an ideal resource for any class studying Ancient Greece or myths and legends. The play is designed for performance by Years 5 and 6. The run-time for the performance is 25 minutes. The play would suit performance groups and classes with 17-25 children. There are 10 recommended roles for boys and 7 for girls. The play script contains notes for direction, the arrangement of the set as well as details concerning the costumes and the props required for each scene. 15 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Father's Day Assembly Play Daddy Cool by Robert Reed

Father's Day Assembly Play Daddy Cool by Robert Reed

Father’s Day was first celebrated on 19th June, 1910 in Spokane, Washington State, America. This play is an entertaining and informative way to celebrate Father’s Day and let dads know how much they are appreciated. The play is suitable for performance by children in Years 2 and 3 (6-8 years old). The run-time for the performance is 20 minutes. There is a total of 23 roles; 7 roles are recommended for acting by girls, 7 roles are recommended for performance by boys. 13 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Anzac Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

Anzac Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

This play has been written to educate audiences of all ages about the heroism of Private Jack Simpson and the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli. Whilst the play is meant to be humorous in parts, it also should convey the tragedy of Private Simpson’s sacrifice. The play is suitable for performance by children aged 8-10 (Years 4-5). There is a total of 26 roles; 1 role is recommended for acting by a girl, 3 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling of roles, the play could be performed by 21 children. Alternatively, the number of roles could be enlarged to 28. The run-time for the performance is 20 minutes. The script includes recommendations for music, suggestions for costume and set arrangement and a list of required props. 15 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Ancient Greek Olympics Assembly Play by Robert Reed

Ancient Greek Olympics Assembly Play by Robert Reed

The play is suitable for performance by children aged 9-11 years. The run-time for the performance is fifteen minutes. The script includes recommendations for music, suggestions for costumes, set arrangement and props required for each scene. There is a total of 17 roles; 3 roles are recommended for acting by girls, 2 roles are recommended for performance by boys. With doubling of roles, the total number of roles could be reduced to 15. Alternatively, the cast could be enlarged with the addition of an extra NARRATOR. 13 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
4th July Independence Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

4th July Independence Day Assembly Play by Robert Reed

The play script was written to re-tell the story of the struggle for American Independence in an amusing and entertaining show. The play has been written for performance by children 8-10 years old (3rd-4th Graders). Dance, songs, props, costumes and set arrangement are suggested for an accomplished production. The run-time for the show is 30 minutes. Referring to important historical information, the script would also make a useful resource for any teacher wishing to explore the subject of the Patriots’ struggle for independence. Total number of characters: 41 (18 non-speaking) Number of acting roles with doubling of roles as suggested above: 32 (9 non-speaking, minimum 21 boys) Non-acting roles: Music (1), Sound effects (2), Stage-hands (2) Total number of roles: 32 - 46 19 pages including notes for staging, props, costumes and music suggestions.
ERscripts
Sample pages from the play script The Big Ship Sails

Sample pages from the play script The Big Ship Sails

A short extract from the KS2/KS3 play script The Big Ship Sails, to enable teachers to try before they buy! The play is about the British Child Migration Scheme - which involved hundreds of thousands of children being exported to Commonwealth countries. It was one of the saddest periods in British modern history.
AliJC
KS3 Level Descriptors

KS3 Level Descriptors

Yearly Skills Booklet to track progress of Year 7 and Year 8 Performing Arts Students. After each assessment, teacher can tick off the cross-module skills achieved. Using the cover sheet, students can create their own targets based on the unticked aims from their booklet which can form the focus of their following assessment. Enjoy!
little-chesh
Setting up your own religious political party challenge lesson

Setting up your own religious political party challenge lesson

They say that the best lessons are the ones where the students lead their own learning! Here is a fantastic game lesson which encourages independence, creativity, team work, organisation, time management and strategy and will be a lesson your students will love and remember. It uses maths, english and drama skills to bring their learning to life. Great for motivating your students and inspiring them to want to learn. This lesson comes with one powerpoint + 6 different worksheets to help you have a great outstanding lesson.
andrewjamesyoung392510
KS3 Drama theory lessons

KS3 Drama theory lessons

If like me, you lose access to your Drama studio during exams, this resource’s aim is to make sure that theory/classroom based lessons are still valuable. This includes seven lessons worth of theory activities that are based upon the expectation (yet a differentiated version of) of students at KS4 (BTEC Technical Award). The topics include: -Physical Theatre types of staging performance and vocal skills analysis of aural and physical setting (using Shrek The musical and Matilda) comparing and contrasting performance works. Each lesson has a full PP and worksheet.
hstubbs1
Improvisation task based on Beatles' song lyrics

Improvisation task based on Beatles' song lyrics

Suitable for KS2 and KS3 this drama resource is good for small groups getting to grips with the lyrics of classic Beatles’ song lyrics. Many of them tell stories which can be acted out and elaborated upon. Eg Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Obla di obla da, Penny Lane, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, A Day in the Life, Eleanor Rigby, Being for the benefit of Mr Kite, Yellow Submarine, Octopus’ Garden, etc. I used this idea with a group of adults with learning disabilities and there was so much scope for characterisation and improvisation. This could be done over several sessions. Ours culminated in a Beatles’ Day with performances before an invited audience. The resource itself is a worksheet that can be given to each group to fill in once they have chosen which song lyric is going to be their starting point for an improvisation.
actitout1
Sample pages for the play script Murder Mayhem at Mayview Manor!

Sample pages for the play script Murder Mayhem at Mayview Manor!

Sample pages for the KS2/KS3 play script, Murder Mayhem at Mayview Manor! This is a short extract from the play which will, hopefully, help persuade teachers to buy the full script! The play is full-length and would be ideal as an alternative and original end of term production.
AliJC