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Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.

By koolkat123uk

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80 x Drama Starters Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

80 x Drama Starters Wordsearches Crossword Alphabet Brainstorm GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover

80 x starter activities with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. Activities for each include at least one of Wordsearch, Crossword, Anagrams and Alphabet Brainstorm Analyser. Themes/topics are (in no particular order):1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play,10. Famous Plays & Performances11.Acting12. Common Mis-spellings13. Costume14. Genres15. Masks16. Mime17. Musical Theatre18. Pantomime19. Specialisms20. Media

By mikedean

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20 x Drama Wordsearches Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

20 x Drama Wordsearches Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

20 x starter activity wordsearches with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. Themes/topics are (in no particular order):1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play,10. Famous Plays & Performances11.Acting12. Common Mis-spellings13. Costume14. Genres15. Masks16. Mime17. Musical Theatre18. Pantomime19. Specialisms20. Media

By mikedean

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20 x Drama Alphabet Analysers Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

20 x Drama Alphabet Analysers Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

20 x starter activity alphabet analysers with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. Themes/topics are (in no particular order):1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play,10. Famous Plays & Performances11.Acting12. Common Mis-spellings13. Costume14. Genres15. Masks16. Mime17. Musical Theatre18. Pantomime19. Specialisms20. MediaThe idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

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20 x Drama Anagram Sheets Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

20 x Drama Anagram Sheets Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary

20 x starter activity anagram sheets with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. Themes/topics are (in no particular order):1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play,10. Famous Plays & Performances11.Acting12. Common Mis-spellings13. Costume14. Genres15. Masks16. Mime17. Musical Theatre18. Pantomime19. Specialisms20. Media

By mikedean

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20 x Drama Crosswords Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary Crossword

20 x Drama Crosswords Starter Activities GCSE KS3 Keyword Homework Cover Plenary Crossword

20 x starter activity crosswords with the theme of Drama (KS3/GCSE). Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. Themes/topics are (in no particular order):1. Approaching A Script, 2. Using The Space, 3. Using Your Body, 4. Using Your Voice, 5. Developing Characters, 6. Drama Elements, 7. Improvisation, 8. Staging A Scene, 9. Structure Of A Play,10. Famous Plays & Performances11.Acting12. Common Mis-spellings13. Costume14. Genres15. Masks16. Mime17. Musical Theatre18. Pantomime19. Specialisms20. Media

By mikedean

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MASKS- time to act!

MASKS- time to act!

A set of 15 different face mask templates to cut out, colour and use in English, History, Drama class.Suitable for all Key Stages.

By LearnersLabyrinth

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Drama Skills JIGSAW lesson

Drama Skills JIGSAW lesson

This lesson provides you with the basic components for a jigsaw task on Drama Skills. It's split into four sections:- Movement- Vocal (Techniques)- Characterisation- ImprovisationYou will need to make labels with the above terms on them, according to the number of "experts" you have in your class in each subject area. Each pupil in the expert group will complete a lesson plan (provided) and then be put into a teaching group where they represent the expert group and teach their new group all that they know. There is a discussion-based plenary which you can jazz up at your leisure.

By Laukins1

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Park Bench Improvisation Lesson Powerpoint

Park Bench Improvisation Lesson Powerpoint

Here you will find a "Park Bench" improvisation game in a tidy Powerpoint which satisfies both teacher-speak and student-speak requirements. It can be used as a quick starter or be spread out over a larger part of a lesson.Learning objective: to use persuasive language in a role play sceneLearning outcome: to perform a role play to the classThis can also make a nice game for Tutor Time.

By Laukins1

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BTEC Performing Arts Urban Fairy Tales Pack

BTEC Performing Arts Urban Fairy Tales Pack

This Powerpoint can be printed off and used as a basic devising log for a mixed ability BTEC class following the Urban Fairy Tales suggested brief for Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production. I have also included the beginning of our script, 'Mandem in Wonderland' which can be adapted by the students or used as a writing stimulus.

By Laukins1

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Year 8 Devising Log

Year 8 Devising Log

Basic log for Year 8 devising log using an 8-step process. This may be useful for focusing groups towards outcomes. Could also be adapted for a Year 9 class.

By Laukins1

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Our Country's Good presentation

Our Country's Good presentation

This presentation is perfect for revision and just generally teaching a class what the play is about. Intentionally for Theatre Studies purposes however this can be used as an English resourse.INCLUDES: PDF and POWERPOINT versionAn introductionHistorial context (including costume)Audience response Wertenbaker's objectivesCharacter profilesIndividual scene descriptionsAdmittedly there are some blank spaces (very little) however this is done intentionally in order for teachers/students to fill in their own information also.

By GeorginaTina

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Sleeping Beauty Play Cast of 6 alternative version

Sleeping Beauty Play Cast of 6 alternative version

Sleeping Beauty cast of 6Alternative version of the original Brothers Grimm versionThis is one of a set of 'alternative' fairy tales based on those written by Brothers Grimm but re-written, just as they did! This alternative Sleeping Beauty play can be used for performance or as a guided reading text.Cast size and DurationCast of 6, reading time around 15 minutesPurchase includes: Synopsis of original fairy tale, play script, teaching input, discussion and suggested follow up activities.Other cast of 6 alternative plays: Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty is also available as assembly/class play cast size 30 (easily adaptable up or down) along with Cinderella and Snow White. Snow White also available as a pantomime - cast of 30 or 60.Sample TextNarrator: (Shouting) You may want to switch your alarm off!(Queen goes over and switches it off)King: Phew! Thank goodness for that!(Sound of loud snoring from Sleeping Beauty)King: But wait! What is that awful noise?Narrator: That awful noise is your daughter!Queen: Oh dear! No wonder there wasn’t a prince in this script!King: (Tutting) Time she woke up.Queen: Oh don’t be too harsh! She is a princess, after all! And we all know how much princesses need their beauty sleep!King: (Grunting) Huh! This one more than others! Come on Sleeping Beauty!(King gives her a shake)Sleeping Beauty: (Yawning) Oh, why? Why must I always get woken up?Queen: I’m sorry, my dear. I did try and explain how much you needed your beauty sleep!Sleeping Beauty: Beauty sleep? What’s that got to do with it?King: Er wellSleeping Beauty: Were you not listening at the beginning? I, along with all the other girls out there, was not put on this earth simply to find a prince – handsome or otherwise. And now I’m awake there are going to be a few changes around here.Queen: (Gasping) But Sleeping Beauty!Sleeping Beauty: And that can be the first thing to change! My name! I care not for either Sleeping or Beauty! Just call me Frankie in future!Queen and King: (Together) Frankie?

By suesplays

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Self-Assessment Cards / Sentence Starters

Self-Assessment Cards / Sentence Starters

A set of of 18 cards with sentence starters to support self assessment. These can be used after a performance. It can be used to self assess the creating, responding and evaluating skills of your students. Designed for Drama but can be used / adapted for other subjects.

By What_Is_In_A_Name

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Othello University Notes

Othello University Notes

Two very detailed PDFs with bullet point notes on Shakespeare's play Othello. Extremely helpful revision resourses as noted during a University Lecturer's visit. One focuses primarily on Shakesperian tragedies (useful contextual information to aid) and the other focuses on love, mistrust and the heroic manner.

By GeorginaTina

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'X' marks the spot - A brief history of voting and democracy

'X' marks the spot - A brief history of voting and democracy

There’s always some kind of election going on in the UK, albeit local, general, mayoral or X -factor vote. This play has lots of parts and whizzes through the history of parliament and the right to vote with lots of humour.Can be used as a sketch or assembly performance, or as part of a larger play. Could also be used as a resource in the classroom for a lesson on script writing.

By sidriver

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Space Lesson - Drama (one off)

Space Lesson - Drama (one off)

A one off space lesson to be used in drama. Can be linked to British Science Week, STEM cross curricular or as a cover/skills development lesson.

By Aimee165

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Greek Theatre -Fill in the blanks

Greek Theatre -Fill in the blanks

This is a sheet used for first year Drama and would be suitable for late primary school. It teaches the basics of Greek Theatre and allows pupils the opportunity of filling in the blanks with the words already provided. It could be differentiated by removing the words to make it more of a challenge for more able pupils.

By rastin14