1. Resources Home
  2. Primary
  3. Drama
  4. Practitioners
Exploring WW2 Through Drama

Exploring WW2 Through Drama

A short scheme, suitable for KS2 and KS3, that uses drama to explore elements of WW2. It covers issues facing children at home and as evacuees during the Second World War and provides lots of opportunities for discussion, interaction, and the sharing of information. The scheme is presented as one long unit but can easily be divided into separate lessons or bitesize pieces for the classroom. Drama methods include freezes, role play, improvisation, hotseating, mime and writing in role. The unit is brilliant as a springboard for further WW2 work, or to further reinforce WW2 topic work. If you liked this resource and found it useful, please spare a moment of your valuable time to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Primary School Drama Policy

Primary School Drama Policy

A complete drama policy for your primary school, with guidelines on strategies, implementation, differentiation and evaluation. This policy includes everything you’ll need to create and maintain a drama syllabus in your primary school. Also includes suggested resources, websites and other sources for support and additional information. If you like this resource and found it useful, please take a minute to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
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
A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

A Brief History Of Theatre - Reading Comprehension Worksheet / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the history of theater / drama from the ancient Greek Dionysian rituals till the establishment of London’s theater houses. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises, a fill-in-the-gaps exercise, and a fun crossword . The text can also be used for IGCSE or TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included
MariaPht
10 x Famous Actors Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama

10 x Famous Actors Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Drama

10 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Actors’. Wordsearchea re: British Actors Bruce Willis Hugh Grant Julia Roberts Julie Andrews Morgan Freeman Samuel L Jackson Stephen Fry Victoria Wood Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Scene Planning Sheet

Drama Scene Planning Sheet

I use this sheet at the beginning of scene work to remind students what their scene should look like and what to include. Although I’ve mainly used this resource with Year 6-8 students, I’m sure it could be used for younger and older with some adapting. Feel free to use, adapt, change whatever suits your needs. I hope it helps!
emmaline85
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Celebrity Actor

Arnold Schwarzenegger Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Celebrity Actor

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Detailed  SOW and Assessment of Greek theatre for KS3.

Detailed SOW and Assessment of Greek theatre for KS3.

A detailed SOW with 9 lessons. Including mask making and introduction to Greek Theatre, lots of practical work. I have made this to be suitable for year 8. However I would teach this at any age. There is also an end of topic assessment too.
csims6
WW1 Teaching Resources

WW1 Teaching Resources

A great bundle of WW1 teaching resources for KS2/KS3. Includes a mini play script plus performing licence and a great WW1 poetry into performance lesson plan, which would make a brilliant school assembly.
AliJC
Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Hollywood Heroes Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Famous Actors Drama

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘Hollywood Heroes’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Shakespeare Resources Bundle

Shakespeare Resources Bundle

Four great Shakespeare adaptations for KS2/KS3 plus a scheme of work based on Hamlet. Ideal for lesson planning, understanding Shakespeare, shared reading or performance. Each script contains brilliant tasks and activities for further work in the classroom. Enough material for at least two terms!
AliJC
History Plays Bundle

History Plays Bundle

Five fabulous play scripts which explore different periods in history: WW1 and WW2; Victorian mill children; Britain’s child migrants and the history of the theatre - part one! Fabulous teaching resources, perfect for shared reading, assemblies, or performances. Each play also contains great activities and tasks for further classroom work.
AliJC
Ways to use Role on the wall

Ways to use Role on the wall

These guidance sheets cover a number of versions of a strategy known as Role on the wall. This is a tried and tested strategy, that encourages pupils to think about different aspects of characters in fiction and non-fiction. It uses visual prompts and supports the writing of character sketches. It is also a useful route to discussion of texts and reading for meaning. It can be adapted for all ages and abilities, can be used in any classroom and requires few resources.
larraineharrison
Julie Andrews Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Famous Actor

Julie Andrews Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson Famous Actor

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Julie Andrews'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
The Tunnel (Anthony Browne) - 5 dramas lessons, Y3/4

The Tunnel (Anthony Browne) - 5 dramas lessons, Y3/4

This is a pack of five drama lessons based on Anthony Browne's popular book 'The Tunnel' A full description of each drama strategy used in the lessons is included, as are general notes for using the pack. Lesson 1: How characters are different, how they feel and creating a conversation between the two main characters. Uses - freeze frame, hot seating and sculpture Lesson 2: Solving conflict and acting out a script. Uses - freeze frame, sculpture, scripts and silent participation Lesson 3: A character's thoughts, what a character should do and creating a whole class piece to music. Uses - conscience alley, hot seating and performance Lesson 4: Creating an atmospheric scene, creating a scene from off-stage and creating a performance for the rest of the class. Uses - atmosphere and acting out Lesson 5: Using freeze frames to present ideas and key parts of the story, a character's thoughts & feelings and creating conversations to show how characters have changed. Uses - freeze frame, moving pictures and thought tapping
RhymeRockRole
Key Stage 3 Drama Bundle

Key Stage 3 Drama Bundle

Five units of work with lesson plans and resources included, aimed at Key Stage 3. Units are: Introduction to Drama Indonesian Puppet Theatre Melodrama Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream Dance Drama/Physical Theatre
PerformingArtsTeacher
Stephen Fry Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords KS4 Settler Starter Cover Lesson Drama Actor

Stephen Fry Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords KS4 Settler Starter Cover Lesson Drama Actor

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Stephen Fry'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Hugh Grant Actor Wordsearch Sheet Drama Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Hugh Grant Actor Wordsearch Sheet Drama Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Hugh Grant'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Contemporary Practitioners

Contemporary Practitioners

This is a unit of work that looks at three contemporary theatre companies, it includes all the resources necessary and an assessment. The six week SOW is adapted from workshops designed by the Curious Theatre Company. The lessons are designed for two hour sessions and would be suitable for high ability KS3 or even KS4. *I do not own any of the images, media, music, videos used in the PowerPoint or for resources*
lydia_millar13
Voice

Voice

This resource focuses entirely on voice. Looking at clarity, diction, volume, projection, tone, pitch, pace, accent and control. There is a warm up including tongue twisters as well as tasks that look at each skill in more detail, teaching students how they can use their voice to the best level. Students are given the ability to learn key words, definitions, skills and self assessment. A PowerPoint that can be used over series of lessons or integrated with other lessons. Designed for use with KS4 Year 9 and but can be used or adapted for any year group.
What_Is_In_A_Name
A Brief History of... - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts Vol.2 (save 80%)

A Brief History of... - Reading Comprehension Worksheets / Texts Vol.2 (save 80%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore different concepts through time / history… After carefully reading each story / text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.
MariaPht
Oliver Tickets Template

Oliver Tickets Template

An A4 printable sheet of 8 Tickets to accompany my Oliver Production. Easy to edit and looks very effective when printed on card. Just enter your details, the rest is done for you.
rosie_m
Julia Roberts Wordsearch Actor Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Julia Roberts Wordsearch Actor Drama Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Julia Roberts'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Drama Lesson Bullying, Conscience Alley

Drama Lesson Bullying, Conscience Alley

This is a whole lesson designed to teach students about the technique of conscience alley. It teaches them about the importance of its use in drama to learn more about opinions and also how it can influence the way you build and perform as a character. This has self assessment, challenges and literacy built into it. A fun lesson, that will make students reflect.
What_Is_In_A_Name
Drama Lesson Bullying Proxemics

Drama Lesson Bullying Proxemics

A Drama lesson based around bullying with the focus of proxemics. This can be a stand alone lesson or lesson two from the bullying scheme of work. Suitable for KS3 students it teaches students about representing relationships through spacing. Students are taught to explain, use and evaluate the use of proxemics in Drama.
What_Is_In_A_Name
Artaud SOW including resources

Artaud SOW including resources

This resource is a full unit of work exploring the work of Antonin Artaud. It is a six lesson SOW which could easily be extended to seven or eight lessons. The SOW also includes all resources necessary for the SOW and assessment criteria. The PowerPoint is interactive, scary and more importantly ready to go. This SOW is ideal for KS3 and earlier stages of KS4 Drama studies. *I do not own media, music or information included in the presentation*
lydia_millar13
Bullying - Written Work Lesson

Bullying - Written Work Lesson

This is a written lesson designed for Drama but can be used within English too. The students explore relationships at first and the different relationships we can have e.g. parent/child, boss/employee, brother/sister and friends. They will discuss how we act differently around these people and then write how they would act if they were playing one of these roles. Next students read a story and discuss what is happening in the story - who is the main character? How are they being treated? How do others react to them? They then discuss the different types of bullying, writing definitions and examples for each. Students then talk about thought tracking and explore the thoughts the characters have in the story and how they would act as these characters. Finally they have a reflect and direct task which is completed through peer assessment and making the improvements to their work. Although geared to be a written lesson this lesson can easily be adapted to contain both practical and written elements. Based on the detail and time spent on each task and based on whether practical or written based this lesson can be used over one lesson or a series of lessons.
What_Is_In_A_Name
A Winter's Tale (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

A Winter's Tale (UKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

This resource is the perfect guide to teaching A Winter's Tale to your class. Resources written by authors and experienced primary teachers, Stefan & Maureen Kucharczyk. Contents: - a guide to using these resources and planning a topic on Shakespeare for your class/year group - ideas for how to share and explore this play with your class through drama, art and discussion - detailed outline of how to plan for a writing topic on this play - a list of recommended resources (books/videos) to use - a checklist of objectives met from the 2014 National Curriculum This resource is a chapter from the book 'All the World's a Stage: inspiration for teaching Shakespeare in primary schools' by Stefan Kucharczyk & Maureen Kucharczyk. The full book is available to buy via www.articulateeducation.co.uk (click: teaching resources)
articulate_education
Comedy - Charlie Chaplin

Comedy - Charlie Chaplin

A week's worth of lessons (4) on silent movies, with a focus on Charlie Chaplin. Includes a full PowerPoint presentation, a sequencing activity, an activity requiring students to read facial expressions, and a comprehension activity.
QTPie
Stanislavski A4 pdf Poster

Stanislavski A4 pdf Poster

This Konstantin Stanislavski poster is a pdfs in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and then printed by those purchasing the product. There is a choice of A4 or large AO size both at the same price.
siobhansiobhan
Stanislavski A0 pdf poster

Stanislavski A0 pdf poster

This Konstantin Stanislavski poster is a pdfs in high resolution so it needs to be downloaded and then printed by those purchasing the product. There is a choice of A4 or large AO size both at the same price. This poster is ideal for classroom walls and highlights the key elements of Stanislavski’s ‘method’ technique in an easy and straightforward language.
siobhansiobhan
50 x Drama Colouring Sheets Keyword Starter Settler Performing Arts Cover Lesson

50 x Drama Colouring Sheets Keyword Starter Settler Performing Arts Cover Lesson

50 x Copyright-free Drama colouring sheets on the theme of 'Drama'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as colouring sheets. Includes suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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!
mikedean
Drama Key Terms Glossary DEF Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

Drama Key Terms Glossary DEF Keyword Wordsearch Crossword Anagrams Brainstormer Starters Settlers

1 x Wordsearch 1 x Anagram sheet 1 x Crossword 1 x Keyword Definition sheet 1 x IDEA (Identify, Describe, Explain, Analyse) Analyser 1 x Alphabet Brainstorm Analysers on the theme of the theme of Drama: Key Terms beginning with DEF. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. 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. The 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!
mikedean