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The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

This script is perfect for VISUAL LEARNERS as it is narrated in rhyme as an alphabet poem 26 key words represented by an illustrated letter which is displayed when the keyword is mentioned. Perfect for SPECIAL NEEDS, especially HEARING IMPAIRED as actions are included for the children to do together to represent the word. The story can be ‘walked through’ by actors without speaking parts, although the script also includes 9 simple optional songs too, some of which offer opportunities for character solos if you choose to use them in that way. The songs that are included are particularly well suited for young children, using familiar children's tunes with very simple repetitive lyrics. The lack of necessary stage movement would make it ideal for GROUPS WITH DISABILITIES. Doing the actions as a group would be well suited to any individuals who don’t like the personal pressure or attention of a ‘performance’. The script is easier for THOSE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS, as the illustrated letters act as a visual prompt and the option of including the 'Action Superstar' can act as a demonstration for the group to copy. There is also an option (which is great fun and I highly recommend) of including an ‘Instructor’ who interacts with the audience in a pantomime style and the already mentioned ‘Action Superstar’ who demonstrates each of the actions to the 26 keywords mentioned during the story. This would make it perfect to PERFORM TO OR AS A WHOLE SCHOOL with the instructor getting the rest of the children to join in, assuming you have someone confident enough to take the instructor role. The Instructor, a sort of pantomime style character, holds signs up for the audience at the appropriate moments (or for the rest of the children/choir etc) to say (‘NO’, ‘AH!’ ‘SH’ etc). In true pantomime style, the response isn’t good enough and the Instructor, also using rhyme and rhythm, tells them so (eg, “That really isn’t good enough…let’s have another ‘ah!’ Remember, he’s the cutest baby that you’ve seen by far!”) I have included a large portion of the script as a preview below to give you a feel of how it will work, together with a copy of the free alphabet poem which is included with the script. The script itself can be obtained from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com for £9.95 and includes the instantly downloadable script, 9 simple songs using familiar childrens tunes and easily remembered words, sheet music plus mp3 backing tracks, the free Christmas Story Alphabet Poem, and my trademark Alphabet Nativity Roll Call Poem, which gives everyone the opportunity to stand and take a bow and respond in 'register' style. This is a great opportunity to include several aspects and forms of poetry in your curriculum (eg. alphabet poem, story poem, a play in rhyme and rhythm, using nursery rhyme tunes for the songs) and can be used for INCLUSION OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS.
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Turn on the Lights

Turn on the Lights

This is a song designed for any child who is afraid of the dark and learning to cope with that fear. Sing it along with your young one to make them feel more comfortable when going to bed, entering a basement, or playing outside at night.
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One by One (Song about the Power of One)

One by One (Song about the Power of One)

This is an original song, lyrics and mp3 included, to teach young children about the power of themselves (one person at a time) as well as other things in the world that have 1 as their number (IE: the sun, moon). We all have to start as one person at a time in order to positively effect the world around us.
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A Christmas Welcome - brilliant song to start your Christmas Concert

A Christmas Welcome - brilliant song to start your Christmas Concert

This is simple to sing - yet extremely effective. This works from year 2 up to adult. It's a simple three part song with three melodies that all work together and finishes on a great three part chord - harmony by stealth! It makes a great start to any Christmas Concert - it just works. The Lyrics are: 1 Time is back again welcome back again Though it's been a year Since the music played seasons come and fade Now we're singing here - Christmas 2 Time is near The music's here - Christmas 3 Time is near, it's a year, we've been here Sing our song, it's so long. now we're here - Christmas And that's it! Your singers/class/choir/whole school will learn it in ten minutes. Get them to go to the youtube link and learn it at home. Get in touch if you have any questions or requests. musicals4kidz.com
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Romeo & Juliet (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

Romeo & Juliet (LKS2) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

This resource is the perfect guide to teaching Romeo & Juliet 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)
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Midsummer Night's Dream (KS1) ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art & more)

Midsummer Night's Dream (KS1) ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art & more)

This resource is the perfect guide to teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream 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)
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The Tempest  (KS1) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

The Tempest (KS1) - ideas for planning a unit on Shakespeare (drama, writing, art and more)

This resource is the perfect guide to teaching The Tempest 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)
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ABCmouse Logic Puzzles: Same and Different: Instruments

ABCmouse Logic Puzzles: Same and Different: Instruments

Our engaging logic puzzles (optimized for Smartboard display when used as whole-class activities) are the perfect way to help your students develop critical-thinking skills such as categorizing, comparing, and contrasting. You’ll find student handouts and a Teacher’s Guide for each logic puzzle. Use these logic puzzles to -Improve reasoning abilities -Enhance pattern recognition -Develop problem-solving strategies -Encourage innovative thinking Each logic puzzle has a variety of answers. You may wish to revisit the same puzzle on a different day and encourage students to look for new answers. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to create a FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account for classroom access to these and over 8,500 additional Learning Activities to engage your students.
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Hallowe'en Activities

Hallowe'en Activities

A fun-packed, jam-packed goodie bag of Tricks and Treats for primary aged children at Hallowe'en time. There's a detailed set of activities for drama games, an arty party and warm-up games with a spooky twist, involving music, mindfulness, concentration , role-play, and moments of calm. The activities can form sessions on their own, but can be cherry picked to be incorporated to stimulate or round-off similarly themed lessons. At the end of the document, there's a short but informative recommended book list, including notes on the origins of the folk stories we know today that are far more terrifying in their original forms than their Disneyified counterparts. JUST ADDED! A set of worksheets based on the skull decorations often seen during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and America. The first sheet provides illustrative examples for the children to look at and discuss (as a class. group, talking partner etc), the second sheet is a very basic colouring in (that can be added to with the children's own design and flowers etc), and the third is the basic skull shape, which is up to the children to design (and again flowers etc can be added). The children's skull pictures can be printed or stuck to card and made into masks by cutting out the eye holes and making holes at either side of the face.
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Thanksgiving Printables Collection

Thanksgiving Printables Collection

From sentence writing to coloring pages, ABCmouse.com is a great resource to help you and your classroom celebrate Thanksgiving. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to create a FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account for access to these and more printables.
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The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

Here are the full set of lesson plans, presentations and printable resources that you'll need for sessions with EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2 children and their teachers. These lessons introduce the famous 'Double, double, toil and trouble...' verses from the play, Macbeth, said by the witches as they create a spell and is a great way to bring children to the Bard for the first time. Children get to act out the spell and build their own verses, using key vocabulary, and rhythm and rhyme. There are also lessons on capacity, counting, sorting, music, and art. Differentiation is built into the sessions, and the lessons can be seen as a starting point for your own ideas. There is scope for further development into a longer term project, with potion making and hallowe'en activities etc. A follow-up to the drama and music work could be a musical scene based on the spell, which could become a longer more demanding drama and movement performance for an assembly or end of term production, depending on the ability of your pupils. Every lesson has clear aims and success criteria, a comprehensive list of resources, helpful key words and specially designed worksheets and/or presentations, which are all created to be adaptable for your settings and your classes. My aim to make something that is useful and usable for teachers, that is fun for everybody, while creating memorable educational experiences. I have used the extract here with 3 to 11 year olds many times, and it is always a guaranteed winner, becoming a firm favourite warm-up game for drama activities. To hear a FREE recording of the poem, please go to my website: http://emblabee.org/the-31-days-of-scary-day-1/
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