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Merry Halloween - A 10 minute Halloween inspired Christmas play for years 5/6

Merry Halloween - A 10 minute Halloween inspired Christmas play for years 5/6

A comedic play which is a mash up of Halloween and Christmas. Dracula has over slept and missed his annual Halloween Party. Will he enjoy his first ever taste of Christmas? A play with a cast of 8 actors who can be male or female. The play includes 3 zombies which have no real lines but "sing and dance" briefly. Props are minimal and can be easily created by gluing a picture on to cardboard and cutting it out. There are 3 separate scenes although no scenery is required. One sound effect of a doorbell. The play lasts about 10 minutes and is suitable for years 5/6. The play would work well for an end of term performance as part of your Christmas celebrations.

By mcmahonshaun1

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespearean Context!

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespearean Context!

This engaging, in-depth lesson enables students to make detailed links between Much Ado About Nothing and its social and historical context. In particular, students analyse how social features such as courtly love, patriarchal society, social class, and illegitimacy are evidence throughout the play. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through: - Defining and exemplifying the key features of Shakespearean context; - Reading and comprehending key extracts from Much Ado About Nothing, relating them to the features of Shakespearean context; - Completing an essay style response in which they consider how the key features of social and historical context influence the events of the play. - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and detailed - just download and teach from it! - Pictures of Shakespearean society for the introduction activity; - Shakespearean society worksheet (and teacher answer sheet); - Extracts from the text; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan.

By TandLGuru

Stick Puppet Templates – Party People

Stick Puppet Templates – Party People

10 boy/girl templates to make stick puppets. (5 boys and 5 girls). Students decide what sort of emotion they would like their person to have and draw the face accordingly (eg happy, excited, sad, surprised, angry …) If desired, your students could draw a different emotion on two of the templates (same person) and then stick them back to back with the craft stick in between. Then they can simply turn the puppet around during their performances to show a different emotion. Blank templates are also included for you to make additional characters/props. 2 sizes: ♦ Large – 4 per page ♦ Small – 9 per page A super-fun activity to encourage oral language development. Great for play based learning, drama activities, story retells, celebration days, etc ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Zombies - Stick Puppet Templates

Zombies - Stick Puppet Templates

10 zombie boys/girls to make stick puppets. (5 boys and 5 girls). Provided in colour and black/white. Also included is a blank template to make additional characters/props. 2 formats for your printing convenience: ♦ 10 small zombie templates on one page (one of each character). ♦ 4 large zombie templates on one page (four different characters). A super-fun activity to encourage oral language development. Great for literacy centres, imaginative play, drama activities, story retells, etc. Perfect for Halloween fun. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Prince and Princess - Stick Puppet Templates

Prince and Princess - Stick Puppet Templates

10 prince/princess templates to make stick puppets. 5 boys and 5 girls. Students decide what sort of emotion they would like their prince/princess to have and draw the face accordingly (eg happy, excited, sad, surprised, angry …) If desired, your students can draw a different emotion on two of the templates (same character) and then stick them back-to-back with the craft stick in between. Then they can simply turn the puppet around during their performances to show a different emotion. Also included is a blank template to make additional characters/props. 2 formats for your printing convenience: ♦ 5x princes on one page and 5 x princesses on one page ♦ six of the same prince/princess on each page. A super-fun activity to encourage oral language development. Great for literacy centres, imaginative play, drama activities, story retells, etc. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Pirates - Stick Puppet Templates

Pirates - Stick Puppet Templates

10 pirate templates to make stick puppets. 5 boys and 5 girls. Students decide what sort of emotion they would like their pirate to have and draw the face accordingly (eg happy, excited, sad, surprised, angry …) If desired, your students could draw a different emotion on two of the templates (same pirate) and then stick them back to back with the craft stick in between. Then they can simply turn the puppet around during their performances to show a different emotion. Also included is a pirate captain (face already drawn) and a blank template to make additional pirates/props. 2 formats for your printing convenience: ♦ boy pirates + captain on one page / girl pirates + captain on one page. ♦ six of the same pirate on each page. A super-fun activity to encourage oral language development. Great for ‘Talk like a pirate day’. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

Ensemble Skills Scheme of Work

Ensemble Skills Scheme of Work

Ensemble Skills Scheme of Work and Powerpoints for each lesson. All listening examples included. Scheme makes reference to NC aims and objectives (KS3), as well as literacy, numeracy, SMSC/citizenship links. Extension/challenge opportunities provided. Originally created as a baseline assessment opportunity (composition and performance skills) for new Year 7s in the Autumn term. Could be used as a Battle of the Bands Project or group project for Year 8/9. Covered in this scheme: - devices such as ostinato, ternary form, call & response and layers - introduction to the elements of music - composing in groups on hand held percussion/vocally - singing as a class - performing as a whole class ensemble from notation on class instruments - differentiated performance parts - listening activities based on devices learnt - following the conductor - how to be a good musician - opportunities for self/peer assessment throughout

By isobel87

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

The Woman in Black Huge Bundle!

THIS HUGE RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS ALL OF THE POPULAR WOMAN IN BLACK LESSONS, AND ALSO THE WOMAN IN BLACK COMPREHENSION BOOKLET AND THE WOMAN IN BLACK POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

The Woman in Black Big Lesson Bundle!

This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Susan Hill's ghost story 'The Woman in Black.' Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the text, understanding the writer's ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Hill's language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: - Engaging - Defining/ Understanding - Identifying/Remembering - Analysing/ Creating - Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black: Arthur Kipps!

The Woman in Black: Arthur Kipps!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the portrayal of Arthur Kipps throughout Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. In particular, students consider how Kipps is initially presented, and how his character is developed throughout the text. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Reading and understanding how Arthur's character is introduced to the reader; - Understanding and comprehending the different events that Arthur experiences; - Considering how these different events shape and alter Arthur's emotions and personality; - Analysing how Hill presents and develops Arthur's character throughout the text; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Selected extracts from 'The Woman in Black' - Arthur Kipps stress graph; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to mixed ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

The Woman in Black: Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow!

The Woman in Black: Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise and sustained interpretations regarding the sub-plot of Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow in The Woman in Black. Through close analysis of extracts of the sub-plot, they consider how the woman in black herself came to being, and learn her ghastly purpose. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: - Reading and understanding the sub-plot of Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow; - Understanding and comprehending the key themes and ideas raised in the sub-plot; - Empathising and evaluating the sub-plot, arguing a viewpoint on behalf of a character; - Analysing how Hill utilises the sub-plot to aid and develop the wider story; - Peer assessing each other's learning attempts. Included is: - Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; - Extracts from 'The Woman in Black' which details the sub-plot; - 'Jennet Humfrye and Nathaniel Drablow' worksheet (and answer sheet for teachers); - Empathy Footprints for 'In Your Shoes' task; - Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses; - Comprehensive lesson plan. There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to mixed ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.

By TandLGuru

Zombie Attack - One off Drama Session

Zombie Attack - One off Drama Session

A one off (Can be split into two) Drama Session ideal for capturing learners imagination when they are feeling tired towards the end of term. Includes a game, problem solving activity, exploration of basic characters and creating atmosphere. Very fast paced and learners have found it engaging and fun. Further teacher instructions are in the PP notes.

By beckiehall