Top Shakespeare picks for primary

Expert guidance and top resources to support you in bringing the work of Shakespeare to life in the primary classroom

Tes Resources Team

Shakespeare Mural, Shakespeare Week Resources

Engaging lesson ideas and resources to help you to introduce the life and work of William Shakespeare to primary pupils

It can be hard to dispel the myth that Shakespeare can be tricky to access, but teachers in the Tes community have found creative ways to do just that. From maths mastery games to literacy schemes of work and drama activities, why not look at some of these Shakespeare themed resources just in time for Shakespeare Week?

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William Shakespeare
Lilybabe

William Shakespeare

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A short powerpoint about the basic facts of William Shakespeare's life. To introduce a famous person through simple and sometimes amusing notes. A few questions added to make the slides interactive and a quiz at the end to reinforce some points.
William Shakespeare Fact Pack for Key Stage 2
YoungWriters

William Shakespeare Fact Pack for Key Stage 2

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Shakespeare Fact Pack ideal for Shakespeare's Birthday in April or Shakespeare Week in March, but can be used at any time! Pack includes short biography, facts and rumours, famous quotes game, timeline of plays, wordsearch, how to write a sonnet workshop, colouring page, answer sheet for teachers...
Into Film Guide to Shakespeare
IntoFilm

Into Film Guide to Shakespeare

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To celebrate Shakespeare week nationally we've produced a new assembly resource to allow you to explore how England's greatest playwright's work has been translated on screen. This resource is suitable for pupils aged between 7-16. Focusing on the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet, the assembl...
Shakespeare Math Mystery
emmabee89

Shakespeare Math Mystery

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This resources is a Shakespeare themed Math Murder Mystery. Students must work through the 6 pages of questions in order to narrow down their search for the murder. This resources can be done individually, in groups or in pairs. It is suitable for Year/Grade 6-7 students. The product includes a cer...
William Shakespeare Crossword
Krazikas

William Shakespeare Crossword

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This is a William Shakespeare-themed crossword. It is ideal for World Book Day and William Shakespeare Week. You may also be interested in: William Shakespeare Puzzle Pack
KS2 Romeo and Juliet Literacy Unit - Shakespeare
Blossoming Minds

KS2 Romeo and Juliet Literacy Unit - Shakespeare

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A **5 lesson literacy unit** based around Shakespeare's *Romeo and Juliet.* The unit is aimed at year 3 and 4 and gives details of the curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, speaking, planning, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit. This is achieved th...