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Experienced drama teacher with a BA Hons in Performing Arts and extensive drama teaching qualifications. I write lesson plans for schools, youth groups and charities. Much of my material ties in with curricular links to educate children on specific subjects in a practical method, through the medium of drama to enhance learning and assist in retaining the information. I also create to order so please feel free to contact me on emilyhastingsactingup@gmail.com if you have a specific topic in mind.

Experienced drama teacher with a BA Hons in Performing Arts and extensive drama teaching qualifications. I write lesson plans for schools, youth groups and charities. Much of my material ties in with curricular links to educate children on specific subjects in a practical method, through the medium of drama to enhance learning and assist in retaining the information. I also create to order so please feel free to contact me on emilyhastingsactingup@gmail.com if you have a specific topic in mind.
Anti-bullying drama work shop for reception and year one children
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Anti-bullying drama work shop for reception and year one children

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Antibullying drama and PSHE workshop for Reception and Year One children. To raise awareness of what constitutes as bullying and how best to deal with these challenges in an age appropriate way within and outside primary school. This drama workshop is designed to educate year two and three children about the dangers of bullying. It raises awareness in a safe and familiar environment through drama mediums such as discussion, role play and dressing up. Lesson includes warm up, text work, reading, dressing up, role play, freeze frames, discussion and working as a team encouraging respect to peer group. The purpose is for very young children to gain a gentle understanding about what bullying means and what they should do if they feel they are being treated this way. Using a classic fairy tale and the use of toys we are able to convey this in an age appropriate fun and friendly way. It is also important that small children understand the difference between a joke, or friendly teasing, and actual bullying.
Anti-bullying drama work shop for year four, five and six children
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Anti-bullying drama work shop for year four, five and six children

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Antibullying drama workshop linking with PSHE for year four, five and six children. This topical drama workshop will educate young people well ahead of high school. Using innovate drama forms such as role play and discussion we look at the core reasons for bullying, how to overcome it and to gain a clearer understanding. This is a powerful workshop which should stay with the children long after the event and increase their awareness, as well as gaining some great team work skills and learning to respect each other. Lesson includes warm up, freeze frames, discussion, role play and improvisation.
Arctic themed climate change drama workshop for reception and year one children
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Arctic themed climate change drama workshop for reception and year one children

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Arctic themed drama and Geography lesson plan for children in reception and year one. Exploring the arctic through the medium of drama using movement and discussion in a bid to educate the children on climate change and teach them a little Geography in a hands on and creative way that they will remember. For children to learn about the Arctic and climate change in a hands on and age appropriate way. Whilst they are visualizing and acting out certain scenarios they will gain a clearer understanding of what the environment is like which will enhance the discussion and presentation time at the end. From a drama perspective they will be incorporating team work, communication, mime, role play, and public speaking. Lesson includes warm up, imaginative thinking, mime and freeze frames, role play and discussion.
Arctic Themed Drama Lesson Plan for Year 4-6
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Arctic Themed Drama Lesson Plan for Year 4-6

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Arctic and climate change drama lesson plan linking geography with performing arts to teach year 4, 5 and 6 children about this topic through movement and discussion. The objective is for children to learn about the Arctic and climate change in a hands on and age appropriate way. Whilst they are visualizing and acting out certain scenarios, they will gain a clearer understanding of what the environment is like, which will enhance the discussion and presentation time at the end. From a drama perspective they will be incorporating team work, communication, mime, role play, and public speaking which should also help them to retain this important geographical information. Activities included are a warm up, imaginative thinking and acting out, role playing scenarios and discussion time with a small group presentation.
Arctic Themed Climate Change Workshop for Year 2 Children
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Arctic Themed Climate Change Workshop for Year 2 Children

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Arctic themed drama lesson for children in year 2 with Geography links. This workshop comprises both drama and Geography as children learn about climate change in an innovative and creative way which will help them remember. The main objections are for children to learn about the Arctic and climate change in a hands on and age appropriate way. Whilst they are visualizing and acting out certain scenarios they will gain a clearer understanding of what the environment is like which will enhance the discussion and presentation time at the end. From a drama perspective they will be incorporating team work, communication, mime, role play, and public speaking. The session starts with a warm up and includes imaginative thinking and role play activity, miming and freeze frames and a time for discussion with teachers and peers.
Anti-bullying drama work shop for year two and three children
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Anti-bullying drama work shop for year two and three children

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Antibullying drama and PSHE workshop for year two and three children. To raise awareness of what constitutes as bullying and how best to deal with these challenges in an age appropriate way within and outside primary school. This drama workshop is designed to educate year two and three children about the dangers of bullying. It raises awareness in a safe and familiar environment through drama mediums such as discussion, role play and dressing up. Lesson includes warm up, text work, reading, dressing up, role play, freeze frames, discussion and working as a team encouraging respect to peer group.