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Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

Not Now, Bernard 2018 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Not Now, Bernard’, an adaptation of David McKee’s classic children’s picturebook, for working with children in Early Years - Year 1. It contains practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

The Velveteen Rabbit 2017/18 - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, an adaptation of the iconic children’s book, for working with children in Years 1 - 4. It contains interviews with the director, one of the actors, images of the set design by James Button, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

Seesaw - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Seesaw’, for working with children in Early Years - Year 4. It contains interviews with the writer, director, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Secondary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

Othello - Primary Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play for working with children in Years 4 - 8. It contains an interview with the director and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

Laika - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Laika’, working with children in Years 2 - 6. It contains an interview with the directors and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

Beowulf - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is to support teachers in exploring the production ‘Beowulf’, a reimagining of the Old English epic poem, with students. It contains context around the myth & the poem, interviews with the writer and composer, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

Beginners - Teacher Resource Pack

This pack is for teachers working with children in Year 4 and above. It contains ideas for classroom activities to explore ‘Beginners’, including an interview with writer and director Tim Crouch, and practical drama activities that explore themes and ideas in the play.
Unicorntheatre
World Cup Themed Year 4 Leavers Show Script

World Cup Themed Year 4 Leavers Show Script

My year 4 class wanted to do a World Cup themed leavers show this year, but I couldn’t find anything suitable that would allow them to also share their memories and stories, so I wrote this instead. There are 5 acts in the show, each one has space for memories from a specific time/year group - namely: reception and nursery (combined), year 1, year 2, year 3 and year 4 (in that order). For obvious reasons these will need to be completed by you, although I had my class write their own scripts for each of these bits and just added them in when they were done to save me some time. There is also a song at the end of each act. These are not detailed due to copyright issues - you will have to choose your own. With my class I have used a mix of songs the children liked singing in school and some pop songs they enjoy with altered lyrics. In addition there is a bit for a group of children to do a dance/gymnastics/karate/origami/whatever else suits your kids routine (cheerleaders bit). It’s a fairly straightforward setup, and props wise the minimum you would need are a desk and chairs for the commentators to sit at on stage, and a whistle. While it’s set up for year 4, it could easily be adapted for year 6 or another primary age class. PLEASE NOTE: Act 5 contains some reference to the pen licence music (Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, the theme from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey), which I play to my class when someone is being awarded a pen licence. Clearly this will not be relevant to your children so the final ‘breaking news’ act will need a slight bit of tweaking to fit your class.
DanielPHarrison
Moving Away: Lesson 9 Blood Brothers (AQA)

Moving Away: Lesson 9 Blood Brothers (AQA)

Discussion about the motif of guns and children having them as toys. Reading the play scene with questions for teacher. Mini-plenary checks for understanding. Discussion on setting, symbols and superstition in the scene. P.E.E. writing frame for: Mickey and Edward seem destined to influence each other’s lives. How does Russell present this to the audience? Plenary check for writing.
aliceboyd1995
Year 7 Drama Ernie's Incredible Illucinations Scheme

Year 7 Drama Ernie's Incredible Illucinations Scheme

Full scheme of work with powerpoints to accompany the brilliant play "Ernie’s Incredible Illucination by Alan Ayckbourn Aims: To introduce Y7 students to the study of a scripted play To introduce students to character development techniques To read, rehearse and perform extracts from the play Learning Objectives: To read the play Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations To understand the main characters and their relationships To understand how to develop a character and take them from page to stage To learn how to set out and write a script To develop acting skills used to communicate a character Differentiation Rotate readers to give different students a chance Choose reading roles based on ability to stretch and challenge Use coloured overlays and green copies of scripts for dyslexic pupils Group students in mixed ability groups Group with roles by ability looking at the amount of lines and whether this will challenge or scaffold
carolynbooth
The Race to Bethlehem! A Christmas Musical for EYFS/KS1

The Race to Bethlehem! A Christmas Musical for EYFS/KS1

The Race to Bethlehem is a heart-warming version of the Christmas story for younger children (ages 4 to 8) to perform. In the story we meet Farmer Dan’s pigeons and Fluff, a little pigeon who prefers walking to flying. Every year, the village farmers hold a race to Bethlehem for the pigeons and Fluff is determined to get there. On the way he meets Joseph and Mary, who are on their way to Bethlehem too… The Race to Bethlehem story is written simply for young children to learn easily. The 7 original songs are catchy and fun to sing, easy to learn and remember. In addition there are two well-known songs – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (with an additional verse) and Away in a Manger. The script includes stage directions to help with your performance. I hope the children, their teachers and parents enjoy the story of Fluff’s journey to Bethlehem and his encounter with the Nativity story!
suebleazard
Who am I? Card Game

Who am I? Card Game

A card game that can be used as a starter, plenary or as a revision activity. Students can work in pairs/groups and they turn over a card. They should describe how they would play that stereotypical character by explaining how they would use their acting skills/characterisation. The rest of their group should guess the stereotypical character. Could be developed into a charades type game. This includes 24 characters/cards.
Drama_MissF
Acting Skills - Pairs Game

Acting Skills - Pairs Game

This game is a great starter, plenary or general revision tool. Can be used as a starter task by giving each student one of the cards and they have to find their partner or as the more traditional card game method. This consists of 16 pairs of cards - one has a stereotypical character printed on it, the other has the acting skills required to play that character. Cards should be printed double sided and then cut out so that the pattern is on the back of the cards.
Drama_MissF
The 39 Steps: Who is Richard Hannay?

The 39 Steps: Who is Richard Hannay?

A lesson to support teaching the novel version of the 39 Steps. Introduction to his character, including reading the biography. Watching video clips from the play version and then answering questions after finding key words to describe him. Also: reading an article by former MI5 chief about his character’s influence on the general public since the 1900s.
aliceboyd1995
10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

10 Minute Bullying Play, Primary school Stage Playscript.

**** STAGE PLAY VERSION **** This is a tried and tested Script, created for a after-school drama club. It was performed by a mixture of Lower and Upper KS2 children. It would be perfect for a Drama Club or PSHE project. It also highlights ‘first days’ and transition along with sibling and peer relationships. It has an appropriate ending to promote ‘doing the right thing’ and forgiveness I give permission for the names and genders to be changed to suit the group performing. Please leave a review to help others thinking of purchasing.
rosie_m
Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

These are good warm up games or class activities. Each game teaches a different drama skills and the games are brightly printed so could be displayed. Please leave a review for others.
rosie_m
Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

This is a good warm up game. It encourages the children to move, follow instructions and use senses.The game is brightly printed and could be displayed. Please leave a review for others and check out my pack of 5 games for £2
rosie_m
English GCSE Narrative Techniques in Disney Films (useful for Drama too)

English GCSE Narrative Techniques in Disney Films (useful for Drama too)

We all know that teaching sophisticated terminology can be really dull, so I decided to teach my class 18 top terms using Disney (and other family films). This will take 2 lessons, unless you skip some parts of the clips, or don’t complete them all. Included is the powerpoint that contains a starter and all the answers for the students (and yourself beforehand), whilst the worksheet contains the definitions for later revision and the space to conduct the quiz format lesson. I teach these terms by first having students read the terms and definitions aloud in class and clear up any misunderstandings. I then open the YouTube playlist and put it on shuffle. The students should write on their worksheets in pencil and should write the name of the film next to the technique that they think is present in the clip. You can choose to reveal the answers as you go through or all at the end… Normally, I do it all at the end because students change their answers after seeing a clip like Finding Nemo and realising that Dory and Marlin are foils of each other. Unfortunately, you will need internet for this lesson as YouTube is a central part, and as the playlist I have made is on YouTube, I cannot promise that videos won’t randomly stop working. I would double check these before doing the lesson, but you have all the answers and can search the same video on YouTube otherwise. Lastly, use the two Lion King videos together, one shows Scar killing Mufasa, and the other shows him blaming Simba (DRAMATIC IRONY OR WHAT?!)
Charlie925
The Gingerbread Man A Reader's Theatre with Props

The Gingerbread Man A Reader's Theatre with Props

Drama! Bring out the risk taking, creativity in your young actors t with this fun script for reading and fluency. Complete with fun props, which are entirely optional, you could have a full blown Oscar worthy performance! With masks, speech bubbles and puppets, let the children decide how to perform this classic fairy tale. Perfect for literacy groups with 9 in the cast. The script is designed for 3rd-5th grade. With a focus on the traditional American fairy story of The Gingerbread Man this drama will reinforce the children’s understanding as well as reinforcing reading fluency. The performance takes approximately 12 minutes once rehearsed. The props are easy to print and go, with simple preparation involving nothing more than construction paper, scissors and glue. Bring this engaging and funny reading activity into your classroom and enjoy the kiddos’ creativity. This readers’ theatre is a part of my complete unit of inquiry of Fairy Tales. You may also be interested in these dramas too - Pilgrims in A Pickle , a tale of the American Thanksgiving story and The Nose Glows, a comedy about Rudolph and the need to be friends. Follow along with my store. You can find many more hands on tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
susanpowers09
Christmas play 'When the 3 kings got lost'.

Christmas play 'When the 3 kings got lost'.

I wrote this play based on the nativity story - based mostly on the 3 kings who get lost trying to find where baby Jesus is being born. I used lots of local references - to the local hospital, a nearby toll bridge and a local hotel / castle - but it should be easy to substitute in local landmarks near you. It has 21 speaking parts, suitable for KS2 and Y2 children) and as many parts for ‘farm animals’ as you want (non-speaking parts). There are places suggested for 6 songs, there are some suggested songs but you could put in any songs of your choice. We performed this to the parents at Christmas a few years ago and they loved all the local references, it went down very well.
DebbieDix19
Nativity play for KS2 written as TV Evening News

Nativity play for KS2 written as TV Evening News

I wrote this play for our whole school, we are in a small village primary school but it could be easily adapted for a KS2 class. It has 7 suggested songs (carols such as ‘O Little town of Bethlehem’ and ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ ) but these can be deleted or substituted as required. There are 26 parts, 4 of which are non-speaking parts. It only requires very simple props. It tells the story of the nativity but through an evening TV news report. I’ve left spaces to substitute in the name of your school and the names of the different reporters with the children’s names.
DebbieDix19
play based on 'Around the World in 80 Days'

play based on 'Around the World in 80 Days'

I wrote this adaptation of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ for our Christmas play but it could be used at any time of year. The main characters visit ‘different countries’ which offers lots of opportunities for children to do songs and dances from different places, I’ve used a French song, an American line dancing scene and others - but they could be adapted to whatever skills/ strengths your children have. There’s around 19 speaking parts and also lots of opportunities for singing and dancing for various groups of children. I use it as a whole school play in our very small village primary school but it could easily be adapted for a KS2 class.
DebbieDix19
I wrote this adaptation of  'A Christmas Carol' for our Christmas play.

I wrote this adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' for our Christmas play.

I wrote this adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ as a whole school Christmas play for our very small village primary school, it was very popular with the parents. It has roughly 30 parts - but some can be ‘doubled-up’ if needed. There’s also a suggestion for KS1 children to perform a song and dance at one point but this can also be adapted if needed. There’s suggestions for songs at different stages in the play but these can be dropped/ substituted as required. I usually ask KS2 children to take the speaking parts, there’s a main character (Scrooge) and most of the other characters have roughly 2-6 lines to learn. This could easily be adapted for a class Christmas play, probably Year 2 upwards.
DebbieDix19
Christmas play The Never-ending Winter

Christmas play The Never-ending Winter

I wrote this Christmas play based on a folk tale, it has 34 parts (but some could be doubled - up if needed) and it contains suggestions for songs to sing a different parts of the play but these can be dropped / substituted as you wish. The main character has 15 lines and most characters have around 2 - 6 lines, there are also a few non-speaking parts. The narration of the story is told in rhyme and there’s the option of a child singing a solo, if wanted. The props are minimal and easy - just spades for the villagers and a throne (decorated chair) for Father Time and the costumes should be fairly easy - I usually ask narrators to dress in plain dark clothes and there’s a Wicked Winter Witch who has one costume change (into a sparkly gown and wearing a crown). I will use it for the whole school (we’re in a very small village school) with KS2 taking the speaking parts and I’ve put in an option for KS1 children to do a song & dance part way through - but it could easily be adapted to use with a class, probably Y2 upwards.
DebbieDix19
Drama Assessment Booklet (based on Eduqas GCSE)

Drama Assessment Booklet (based on Eduqas GCSE)

This booklet is useful for all pupils in years 7-11. It is based on the Eduqas GCSE specification. There is space in the front to record summative assessment for each topic. There are also easy to use grids to assess performance from a text and devising. I have used these by highlighting the criteria that have been met in each assessment. This makes it easy for pupils to identify how to improve their work and also track progress between topics.
BullardMusic
A View from the Bridge Revision Cards!

A View from the Bridge Revision Cards!

These colourful, comprehensive, and well-structured revision cards have been creatively designed for students securing their understanding of Arthur Miller’s play 'A View from the Bridge.’ Each card is visually-appealing and highly-detailed, covering aspects of each feature including a full summary, cited quotations from the play, definitions/ examples, and a consideration of audience reactions. They are tried and tested, with teachers incorporating them in revision games, using them as essay writing aids, or utilising them as home revision aids. They are provided as both PDFs (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and as Word documents (for easy editing). The revision cards included in this pack are: Characters - Eddie, Beatrice, Catherine, Rodolpho, Marco, and Alfieri. Context - Arthur Miller, Italian Immigration, Omerta; Devices - Dramatic Irony, Stage Directions, Dramatic Tension; Scenes - Alfieri’s Prologue, Chair-Lifting Scene, The Tragic Ending; Themes - Community Law, Irrationality, Masculinity. For any questions or comments, please contact TandLGuru@yahoo.co.uk - Many thanks!
TandLGuru
Doctor Faustus - by Christopher Marlowe - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Literature Text

Doctor Faustus - by Christopher Marlowe - GCSE Reading Comprehension / Literature Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The text gives a summary of Christopher Marlowe’s adventure novel “Doctor Faustus”. After carefully reading the summary of the novel, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: True or False exercises, comprehension questions, a character match 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
Dramatic Play Post Office, Veterinarian, Hospital, Restaurant - BUNDLE ONE

Dramatic Play Post Office, Veterinarian, Hospital, Restaurant - BUNDLE ONE

Do you love changing up your dramatic play area to keep your kindergarten and preschool students engaged and creative? This dramatic play BUNDLE is visually appealing, engaging, educational and just plain fun! Using dramatic play to learn math, reading, social skills, science, sight words and so much more is incredibly effective and they don’t even realize they are learning! HOSPITAL VET POST OFFICE RESTAURANT
ktdesign
Intro to Macbeth's Witches

Intro to Macbeth's Witches

A KS3 lesson to get students thinking about the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This follows on nicely from a whole class staged combat scene to introduce the students to the play. The start activity may need adapting to a whoosh. Tasks encourage an abstract and stylised way of moving as the witches etc.
monroe84
Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

Sample Pages For Sausages For Tea WW2 Play Script

A short extract from the mini play Sausages For Tea, which tells the story of one family’s experience of a WW2 air raid in a fictional town during 1940s Britain. The play mixes fact and fiction, allowing young performers to gain some appreciation of what life was like on the Home Front for children in Britain during World War Two. The play is short and, with a small cast, it is ideal for performances in assemblies and on topic days. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ww2-mini-play-for-ks2-ks3-11373895 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

Sample Pages For Whistle As You Walk Away Play Script

A short extract from the play script Whistle As You Walk Away which tells the harrowing stories of children who worked in the cotton mills in Victorian England. The play uses factual accounts from Victorian children to show what life was like at that time, the hardships they faced, and the changes in society which made their lives a little easier. It’s a great historical play with a heart and is perfect for a large cast of young actors who want to connect with this period in British history. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/victorian-mill-children-play-script-11377361 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample Pages For Three Murders, A Suicide and a Near Miss Play Script

Sample Pages For Three Murders, A Suicide and a Near Miss Play Script

A short extract from the play Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss - a great one act version of Othello, Shakespeare’s tragic story of love, jealousy and revenge. The play is presented in the style of a melodrama with the hero, heroine and evil villain evident, but also retains all of characterisation and story elements of the original text. This a great introduction to Shakespeare and provides the opportunity for some really over the top acting from your young performers! These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fabulous classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/three-murders-a-suicide-and-a-near-miss-othello-play-script-11438285 Thanks everso!
AliJC