Introduction to Hamlet Short Scheme of Work

Introduction to Hamlet Short Scheme of Work

A short scheme of work comprising 3 comprehensive lesson plans, resulting in at least 4 hours’ lesson time. The scheme introduces students to the story of Hamlet using a short extract from the beginning of the play and exploring this through movement, presentations, freezes, role play, mime and narration. The lessons aim to provide an introduction to Shakespeare’s great tragedy but the scheme is also helpful in supporting student’s understanding of Shakespeare’s language - and for introducing them to drama methodology. Suitable for Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8. Great for new practitioners too. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thanks everso!
AliJC
Original Musical for KS2

Original Musical for KS2

A Suitably Happy Ending is an original musical written for young actors and voices. It’s a fairy tale that tells the story of Jack, who fails his SATs and is banished by his family to the Large and Spooky Forest - where he finds support from unlikely sources. The musical package comes complete with full staging and production notes, plus song samples, lyrics, full musical score and full backing track. The musical has lots of opportunities to include dance or movement routines, and to involve children in non-speaking roles. Running time is about 75 minutes. Cast size 26+. Very simple to stage and fun to perform. Also available as a paperback script plus CD ROM - and including a free performing licence! The download version also contains great follow-on classroom activities. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC
WW1 Poetry Into Performance Lesson Plan

WW1 Poetry Into Performance Lesson Plan

An upper KS2/lower KS3 lesson plan which explores a narrative poem by Siegfried Sassoon. Students explore the rhythm of the poem, the concept of what it means to be a hero, the language of the poem, its characters, story and the strong contrasts it presents. Various drama methods - speaking aloud, mime, freezes, thought-tracking, improvisation, tableau - bring the poem to life, culminating in a mini performance of the poem. It’s a powerful and inspirational session. The lesson can be completed in 75 minutes and the resulting performance is brilliant for topic days or a whole school assembly.
AliJC
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
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
KS1 Autumn Poem Lesson Plan

KS1 Autumn Poem Lesson Plan

This KS1 lesson plan explores the autumn-themed poem The Leaves (by an unknown author) which describes the sights and sounds on a windy night in autumn. The drama lesson encourages children to bring these sights and sounds to life, performing the poem using mime, dance, expressive movements, and a sound orchestra! This is a great lesson for linking to a project on the seasons, night-time animals, or for a PE session. It runs for 20-30 minutes and does not require any equipment but needs a hall or large space for it to work effectively. This lesson plan includes suggested follow-on tasks and activities.
AliJC
WW1 Poetry Into Performance Lesson Plan

WW1 Poetry Into Performance Lesson Plan

An upper KS2/lower KS3 lesson plan which explores a narrative poem by Siegfried Sassoon. Students explore the rhythm of the poem, the concept of what it means to be a hero, the language of the poem, its characters, story and the strong contrasts it presents. Various drama methods - speaking aloud, mime, freezes, thought-tracking, improvisation, tableau - bring the poem to life, culminating in a mini performance of the poem. It’s a powerful and inspirational session. The lesson can be completed in 75 minutes and the resulting performance is brilliant for topic days or a whole school assembly.
AliJC
Poetry Resources for KS1 and KS2

Poetry Resources for KS1 and KS2

Poetry-based lesson plans and scripts for KS1 and KS2 children. Great for exploration of narrative poetry and for giving a range of performances. This bundle includes a lesson plan based on a WW1 poem, a short lesson plan based on an autumn-themed poem, a script version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and a mini script of Matilda (who told lies and was burned to death) by Hilaire Belloc.
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
Drama Club Lesson Plans

Drama Club Lesson Plans

Three lesson plans for your drama club or youth theatre. Easy to follow, with clear instructions for warm-up games, main activities, and endgames. Covers ice-breakers, name games, freezes, movement and thought-tracking. Each lesson gives the aims, space required and resources needed. Brilliant as a starting point for new drama practitioners, or those who need ‘pick up and go’ resources. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC
Drama Club Bundle

Drama Club Bundle

Everything you’ll need to start and run your own after-school drama club or youth theatre. Loads of great information, advice, and lesson plans!
AliJC
Sample pages for the play script Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie

Sample pages for the play script Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie

A short extract from the play Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie - a lovely one act play about honesty and friendship - which gives you a taster of what the play is like and allows you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and additional follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fairy-crystal-and-the-really-big-lie-play-script-11437950 Thanks everso!
AliJC
Hamlet Stuff for KS2 and KS3

Hamlet Stuff for KS2 and KS3

Everything you’ll need to introduce Hamlet to your students! Includes ‘Hamlet, the Murder Mystery’ play script, ‘Hamlet, the Murder Mystery’ Performing Rights Licence and a short Hamlet scheme of work. Please leave a review if you found this helpful, thank you.
AliJC
Sample pages for the play script Coronation Fleet

Sample pages for the play script Coronation Fleet

A short extract from the play Coronation Fleet which gives you a taster of what the play is like and allows you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and additional follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Sample pages for the play script Crime Doesn't Pay

Sample pages for the play script Crime Doesn't Pay

A short extract from the play Crime Doesn’t Pay - a nice little play set at Christmas time - which gives you a taster of what the play is like and allows you to try before you buy! If you like this sample the full script - with production notes, photocopiable script pages, and additional follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop. Thanks everso!
AliJC
Harry Rings, Lord of the Potters - KS2/KS3 Play Script

Harry Rings, Lord of the Potters - KS2/KS3 Play Script

Harry Rings, Lord of the Potters is a short comedy play script, suitable for KS2 and KS3, in which well-known characters from the fantasy genre come together in a common quest. It’s fabulous for any Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings fans and you’ll laugh all the way through rehearsals - promise! Running time is approx. 25 minutes, cast size 20 (with some opportunities for non-speaking roles). The download includes full production and staging notes - with ideas for props, costumes, set and effects - plus great follow-on drama and English activities for further work in the classroom. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC
Introduction to Hamlet Short Scheme of Work

Introduction to Hamlet Short Scheme of Work

A short scheme of work comprising 3 comprehensive lesson plans, resulting in at least 4 hours’ lesson time. The scheme introduces students to the story of Hamlet using a short extract from the beginning of the play and exploring this through movement, presentations, freezes, role play, mime and narration. The lessons aim to provide an introduction to Shakespeare’s great tragedy but the scheme is also helpful in supporting student’s understanding of Shakespeare’s language - and for introducing them to drama methodology. Suitable for Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8. Great for new practitioners too. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thanks everso!
AliJC
Drama Club Starter Pack Bundle

Drama Club Starter Pack Bundle

Three different drama resources that go together to create the perfect starter pack for anyone running a drama club or youth theatre. Three great lesson plans, a pack that explains all of the major drama methods and how to use them, plus a fantastic scheme of work that explores the story of Hamlet. This is ideal for new drama practitioners, or experienced teachers who want something quick and easy to use. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC
Original Musical for KS2

Original Musical for KS2

A Suitably Happy Ending is an original musical written for young actors and voices. It’s a fairy tale that tells the story of Jack, who fails his SATs and is banished by his family to the Large and Spooky Forest - where he finds support from unlikely sources. The musical package comes complete with full staging and production notes, plus song samples, lyrics, full musical score and full backing track. The musical has lots of opportunities to include dance or movement routines, and to involve children in non-speaking roles. Running time is about 75 minutes. Cast size 26+. Very simple to stage and fun to perform. Also available as a paperback script plus CD ROM - and including a free performing licence! The download version also contains great follow-on classroom activities. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC
How To Run A Drama Club

How To Run A Drama Club

A fantastic pack full of all the information you need to start and run an after-school drama club or youth theatre. Covers start-up issues, insurance, royalties, health and safety and also includes 12 fabulous drama lesson plans, an outline for a mini performance, drama methods, tips for props and costumes - plus loads more! Over 50 wonderful pages.
AliJC
And Then We Were At War Performing Licence

And Then We Were At War Performing Licence

This is the Performing Licence for the mini play script And Then We Were At War. You should purchase this if you are planning to perform that play. This licence allows you to give one performance of the play to an audience of up to 500 people (paying or non-paying). Once purchased, it's valid for 2 months. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC
Hamlet, the Murder Mystery Performing Licence

Hamlet, the Murder Mystery Performing Licence

This is the Performing Licence for the play script Hamlet, the Murder Mystery. You should purchase this if you are planning to perform that play. This licence allows you to give up to five performances of the play to an audience of up to 200 people (paying or non-paying). It's valid for 6 months.
AliJC
WW1 and WW2 Resources

WW1 and WW2 Resources

Great WW1 and WW2 resources. WW1 Mini Play 'And Then We Were At War...' Performing Rights Licence for 'And Then We Were At War' WW2 Mini Play 'Sausages For Tea' Performing Rights Licence for 'Sausages For Tea', plus WW2 Drama Lessons pack. Please leave a review if you found this helpful, thank you.
AliJC
Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss Performing Licence

Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss Performing Licence

This is the Performing Licence for the play script Three Murders, a Suicide and a Near Miss. You should purchase this if you are planning to perform that play. This licence allows you to give up to five performances of the play to an audience of up to 200 people (paying or non-paying). Once purchased, it's valid for 6 months. Please leave a review if you found this resource useful, thank you.
AliJC