Poems About Me! - Eight original poems about ME! for K.S.1 children

Poems About Me! - Eight original poems about ME! for K.S.1 children

This is a set of eight original poems all about ME! The poems are all simple and rhyming. They follow a quatrain pattern, vary in length and have a similar rhythm. They are great for using with actions. Each poem has a worksheet with a writing idea - this can then be turned into the children's own poems. There is a PPT presentation of the poems included. Magic Me! - this is about the five senses with a stanza for each sense I Like... - this is seven stanzas long and looks at some of the things that children typically like I Don't like... - this is seven stanzas long and looks at some of the things that children typically don't like. It is in the same style as I Like... How Do I Feel? - this looks at emotions, with a new stanza for each one I'm Really Rather Complex - this is six stanzas long and looks at what makes us unique, both in how we look and how we behave Friends - a simple three stanza poem What Can I Do? - this looks at some of the different things that parts of the body can do, with a new stanza for each body part Will I Have Some Post Today? - this is six stanzas long and looks at a child waiting for the post, imagining what might be delivered
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Poems About Feelings  - great for P.S.H.E. as well as poetry lessons, for Years 5 & 6

Poems About Feelings - great for P.S.H.E. as well as poetry lessons, for Years 5 & 6

This unit is ideal for poetry work as well as P.S.H.E It includes five original poems: The Red Hot Feeling - anger I Fear... - fear Please Someone Try to Change It - loneliness Draining Hope Away - sadness A Cosy Feeling of Warmth - happiness There is a list of general activities to use with all of the poems, as well as specific activities for each individual poem. There are also resource sheets. The unit is supported by a 25 slide PPT presentation
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Christmas Poems - five poems with general and specific activities for poetry or thematic lessons

Christmas Poems - five poems with general and specific activities for poetry or thematic lessons

A pack of five original poems using Christmas as their stimulus, for K.S.2. There are general activities which can be used with all of the poems, as well as specific activities for some of them. I Looked Outside - a rhyming poem about a snowfall in the night No Crown of Jewels - a rhyming poem about the birth of Jesus, and the truth about Christmas rather than the glitz It's Christmas! - a rhyming poem using a different Christmas element for each stanza, for example; the tree, Santa and a present. This poem also follows an obvious pattern What? - a rhyming poem comparing the baby Jesus to the latest toy that children desperately want at Christmas Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer (verse and chorus) poem, again with an obvious pattern. The poems are supported with a 43 slide power point presentation
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European Stories - 8 drama lessons for y4/5 using three European stories

European Stories - 8 drama lessons for y4/5 using three European stories

This unit uses three traditional stories from Spain, Poland and Norway. Copies of the three stories are included. SPAIN: Half-a-Chick - This story has three accompanying drama lessons and covers body language, tone of voice, conversations, characters' thoughts & feelings and the giving & receiving of feedback. The drama strategies used are: listening circle, improvisation and conscience alley. POLAND: The Dragon of Krakow - This story has two accompanying drama lessons and covers creating a setting, role work and whole class performance. The drama strategies used are: sculpture, process drama, T.I.R., moving pictures and scene carousel. NORWAY: The Boy Who Went to the North Wind - This story has three accompanying drama lessons and covers the use of effects to illustrate key points in a scene. The drama strategy used is scripts If you want to learn more about drama strategies take a look at my pack of 23 strategies for £5 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/drama-strategies-primary-23-strategies-for-the-non-specialist-to-develop-speaking-and-listening-11602421
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Science Poems - 8 original poems based on popular primary school science topics

Science Poems - 8 original poems based on popular primary school science topics

This is a pack of eight original poems I wrote to use with various science topics. There are general activity suggestions for all of the poems, and specific activities for the individual poems. They can be used with both K.S.1 and K.S.2. The poems are supported by a 37 slide PPT presentation. 1) Colours Say...: a non-rhyming poem, each stanza is about a different colour 2) FIZZLE! CRACKLE!: a rhyming poem about electricity. This would be ideal for a rap 3) FIRE! FIRE!: a non-rhyming two stanza poem which describes fire, using two different viewpoints 4) Machine: a rhyming poem about the sounds and movements of a machine. This would make an excellent performance poem, and could also be used for a dance lesson 5) MAGIC ME!: a simple rhyming poem about the five senses. Ideal for an U.K.S.2 class to prepare as a performance for K.S.1 children 6) How Does an Animal Move?: a non-rhyming poem with each verse looking at the movement of a different animal 7) Sounds Around...: a rhyming poem about the sounds of everyday objects 8) A Mass of Puzzling Questions: a non-rhyming poem about space
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Christmas Poems - five poems with general and specific activities for poetry or thematic lessons

Christmas Poems - five poems with general and specific activities for poetry or thematic lessons

A pack of five original poems using Christmas as their stimulus, for K.S.2. There are general activities which can be used with all of the poems, as well as specific activities for some of them. I Looked Outside - a rhyming poem about a snowfall in the night No Crown of Jewels - a rhyming poem about the birth of Jesus, and the truth about Christmas rather than the glitz It's Christmas! - a rhyming poem using a different Christmas element for each stanza, for example; the tree, Santa and a present. This poem also follows an obvious pattern What? - a rhyming poem comparing the baby Jesus to the latest toy that children desperately want at Christmas Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer (verse and chorus) poem, again with an obvious pattern. The poems are supported with a 43 slide power point presentation
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Fairy Tales (11 drama lessons for years 3 & 4 based on four fairy tales)

Fairy Tales (11 drama lessons for years 3 & 4 based on four fairy tales)

This pack contains 11 drama lessons based on four popular fairy tales. It is accompanied by 16 resources and a PPT presentation. There are full descriptions of the drama strategies used. 1) The Three Billy Goats Gruff - two lessons based on script work. The strategies used are freeze frames, and performing a script as well as creating their own. There is also a short script for the whole story, which could be used for an assembly. 2) Jack & the Beanstalk - three lessons. The strategies used are: corporate brain, conscience alley, freeze frames, improvisation, movement to music, mime and T.I.R. 3) Dick Whittington - three lessons. A short version of the story is included. The strategies used are: hot seating, improvisation, freeze frames, mime, scripts and picture whoosh! 4) Little Red Riding Hood - three lessons. A full, new version of the story is included. The strategies used are: sculpture, improvisation, conscience alley, hot seating, thought circle, freeze frames and moving pictures
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DRAMA STRATEGIES - 23 strategies for the non-specialist to develop speaking & listening

DRAMA STRATEGIES - 23 strategies for the non-specialist to develop speaking & listening

This is a pack of 23 drama strategies. Each strategy is fully explained and has examples for every relevant stage of the primary age range - I am a primary school teacher. However, these strategies are just as suitable in secondary schools, and they can ALL be used in a secondary setting. The strategy remains the same, it's just the topic or text that has to be changed for the older age groups. The strategies have been selected for the non-specialist to use, and focus on the development of speaking & listening. The pack is ideal for EAL children. There are two types of strategy: 1) Speaking is the end goal 2) The actual drama process relies on speaking & listening for its success Where required, resources are provided to accompany the strategies. There are several short script excerpts included.
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Greek Myths (six drama lessons for years 5 & 6, based on two Greek myths)

Greek Myths (six drama lessons for years 5 & 6, based on two Greek myths)

This pack is based on two Greek myths, and each myth has three lessons. Various drama strategies are used as well as individual, paired, group and whole class work. The drama strategies are all explained, and there are also tips for using the pack. Resource sheets and PPT slides are included where necessary. Both myths come with an original version of the story. King Midas and the Golden Touch: Lesson 1: creating a conversation; improvising, planning and rehearsing an ‘off-stage’ scene Uses - improvisation and dialogue Lesson 2: considering what a character should do and what he thinks; creating a conversation Uses - thought tapping and hot seating Lesson 3: improvising a group scene; considering what a character should do and what he thinks; creating an ending for the story Uses - hot seating, improvisation and conscience alley Theseus and the Minotaur: Lesson 1: using body language and tone of voice; considering what a character thinks; thinking, speaking and reacting in role Uses - freeze frames, thought tapping, conscience alley and T.I.R. Lesson 2: considering a character’s feelings; being in role for a whole class drama; deciding on what will happen next Uses - hot seating, sculpture, freeze frame and T.I.R. Lesson 3: choreographing movements; improvising a paired scene, considering a character’s feelings; predicting a character’s actions Uses - movement, improvisation, hot seating and flash backwards & flash forwards
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Fairy Tales (14 drama lessons for K.S.1 based on five popular fairy tales)

Fairy Tales (14 drama lessons for K.S.1 based on five popular fairy tales)

This pack contains 14 drama lessons based on five popular fairy tales. It is accompanied by 22 resource sheets and a PPT presentation. The lessons include individual, paired and group work. There are full descriptions of the drama strategies used. 1) The Three Little Pigs: three lessons using mime, freeze frame, hot seating, T.I.R and sculpture. 2) Hansel and Gretel: three lessons using mime, script work, sculpture and T.I.R 3) Little Red Riding Hood: three lessons using sculpture, thought circle, mime, hot seating and movement to music 4) The Enormous Turnip: two lessons using mime, thought circle, hot seating and movement to music 5) The Three Billy Goats Gruff: three lessons using sculpture, improvisation, script work, hot seating and movement to music
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Drama Play Script - Jonah and the Whale (a 30 minute play for K.S.2, ideal for a leavers' assembly)

Drama Play Script - Jonah and the Whale (a 30 minute play for K.S.2, ideal for a leavers' assembly)

This is a play suitable for an end of year production or Year 6 leavers' assembly. It lasts about 30 minutes. It is set in the modern day which makes the story more accessible to the children. It is amusing and appeals to both boys and girls. There are 24 speaking parts (including 11 narrators which could be condensed into less) and non-speaking parts for the football fans, the rock group, the storm sequence and the underwater sequence. Music suggestions are made for the various sequences and these can be kept very basic or choreographed as full dances. Costume is left up to you.
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Drama Play Script - for assemblies or drama club (a short humorous play suitable for Years 5 & 6)

Drama Play Script - for assemblies or drama club (a short humorous play suitable for Years 5 & 6)

This is a short humorous play initially written for use with my drama club. I then went on to use it in the Year 6 leavers' assembly. It has seven characters, as well as a chorus that can be as large or as small as you like. The costumes are simply hats, and the list of props is very short and simple. It appeals to both boys and girls as it contains very obvious humour, as well as over the top characters.
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Poems About Feelings  - great for P.S.H.E. as well as poetry lessons, for Years 5 & 6

Poems About Feelings - great for P.S.H.E. as well as poetry lessons, for Years 5 & 6

This unit is ideal for poetry work as well as P.S.H.E It includes five original poems: The Red Hot Feeling - anger I Fear... - fear Please Someone Try to Change It - loneliness Draining Hope Away - sadness A Cosy Feeling of Warmth - happiness There is a list of general activities to use with all of the poems, as well as specific activities for each individual poem. There are also resource sheets. The unit is supported by a 25 slide PPT presentation
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Fairy Tales (three dance lessons for Year 1)

Fairy Tales (three dance lessons for Year 1)

A set of three stand-alone dance lessons based on three different fairy tales. Each lesson culminates in a whole dance. Goldilocks and the Three Bears - a dance lesson using percussion instruments The Enormous Turnip - a dance lesson using The Carnival of the Animals - Tortoises Jack and the Beanstalk - a dance lesson using individual and group work
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (five drama lessons for Year 2, 3, or 4 based on the book)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (five drama lessons for Year 2, 3, or 4 based on the book)

This is a unit of work containing five lessons to take you through the book. I used the hardback pop-up version but the paperback novel is also fine. The lessons involve individual, paired and group work and use well-known drama strategies. I did this work with a class of Year 2 who had been taught drama by me since reception. If you have Year 2 children who are used to drama then this will work for you; if you have Year 3 or 4 children who are not used to drama this will also work well with them. Lesson 1 - Welcome to the Factory. The children create the chocolate factory to music. Each group contributes a different aspect of the machine. Lesson 2 - Winning the Golden Ticket. This lesson uses the drama strategies: thought circle, freeze frame and thought tapping Lesson 3 - Meet Willy Wonka. This lesson uses the drama strategies: role on the wall, conversations and hot seating Lesson 4 - Investigating the Four Rooms. This lesson uses the drama strategies: mime and freeze frame Lesson 5 - And Finally... This lesson uses the drama strategies: freeze frame, dialogue These five lessons are supported by 11 resources: - several pictures - a newspaper article to print out - a golden ticket to print out - a role on the wall figure - prompts to hand out to the children - extracts from the book This pack is also accompanied by a power point presentation of all of the pictures.
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Hugless Douglas x 2, Oliver's Vegetables and Smile, Crocodile Smile - 7 drama lessons for Y1

Hugless Douglas x 2, Oliver's Vegetables and Smile, Crocodile Smile - 7 drama lessons for Y1

This is a unit of seven drama lessons for Year 1 based on four popular picture books. The lessons are accompanied by resource sheets and PPT slides. Book 1: Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School by David Melling - two lessons using mime, voices and acting out. The lessons incorporate individual, paired and group work Book 2: Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep by David Melling - two lessons using mime, voices and thinking about a character's feelings. The lessons incorporate individual, paired, group and whole class work Book 3: Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French - two lessons using movement, mime and performance. The lessons incorporate individual, paired and group work Book 4: Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut - one lesson using mime and thinking about a character's feelings. The lesson incorporates individual and group work.
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Poems About Me! - Eight original poems about ME! for K.S.1 children

Poems About Me! - Eight original poems about ME! for K.S.1 children

This is a set of eight original poems all about ME! The poems are all simple and rhyming. They follow a quatrain pattern, vary in length and have a similar rhythm. They are great for using with actions. Each poem has a worksheet with a writing idea - this can then be turned into the children's own poems. There is a PPT presentation of the poems included. Magic Me! - this is about the five senses with a stanza for each sense I Like... - this is seven stanzas long and looks at some of the things that children typically like I Don't like... - this is seven stanzas long and looks at some of the things that children typically don't like. It is in the same style as I Like... How Do I Feel? - this looks at emotions, with a new stanza for each one I'm Really Rather Complex - this is six stanzas long and looks at what makes us unique, both in how we look and how we behave Friends - a simple three stanza poem What Can I Do? - this looks at some of the different things that parts of the body can do, with a new stanza for each body part Will I Have Some Post Today? - this is six stanzas long and looks at a child waiting for the post, imagining what might be delivered
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Toys Dance (five dance lessons for K.S.1, based on toys)

Toys Dance (five dance lessons for K.S.1, based on toys)

This is a pack of five dance lessons for K.S.1, based on the theme of Toys. There is also a resource pack and a PPT presentation to support it. Ideally an actual toy should be used for each lesson, but if this isn't possible, the picture resource provided will do. Each lesson uses music and the two CDs required are: 'The Synthesizer Album' by Project D & 'Children's Games' by Bizet The pack includes an original poem called 'The Toy Box' which isn't referred to in the lessons, but is there as an extra resource if required. Each verse corresponds to a lesson, and the individual verses are included in the PPT presentation. Each lesson culminates in a whole class dance, with the movements for the dance being taught in the lesson. This gives you a short performance at the end of each lesson and, if done with a smaller group of children, can be used in an assembly. Puppet: looks at the jerky movements of a puppet Rubber Ball: looks at the different movements of a ball Robotic Toy: looks at the stiff movements of a robotic toy Kite: looks at the gentle movements of a kite Rag Doll: looks at the floppy movements of a rag doll. Includes partner work
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Minibeasts Dance - 5 dance lessons for K.S.1 based on minibeasts

Minibeasts Dance - 5 dance lessons for K.S.1 based on minibeasts

This is a pack of five dance lessons based on minibeasts, for K.S.1 children. The first four lessons focus on one minibeast, and the fifth lesson brings all of the minibeasts together into a dance. Lesson 1: Spider - this uses the movements of a spider and the shape of its web, and includes group work Lesson 2: Bee - this uses the movements of a bee and the shape of it's hive, and includes group work Lesson 3: Ladybird - this uses the movements of a ladybird and includes pair work Lesson 4: Butterfly - this uses the movements of a butterfly, looks at symmetry and includes pair work Lesson 5: Minibeast Dance - this brings together all of the minibeasts into one big class dance, to music The lessons are supported by a 14 slide power points presentation. The pack also includes a poem. Each lesson uses a verse of the poem.
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Autumn Poems - Six original poems about autumn, for poetry and thematic lessons.

Autumn Poems - Six original poems about autumn, for poetry and thematic lessons.

This is a pack of six original poems - spanning both key stages - using autumn as the stimulus. Autumn - a rhyming poem about the transition from autumn to winter Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer poem about autumn Friend or Foe? - a rhyming poem about Halloween which can be written in three different ways Crackle! Spit! - a rhyming poem with a pattern, about Bonfire Night. There are two accompanying dance lessons for K.S.1 with this poem Bonfire Night - a non-rhyming poem which can be written in a straightforward way, or as calligrams We Dare You To! - a rhyming poem about the dangers of playing with fireworks, and also the issue of wanting to fit in. This has an accompanying Y5/6 drama lesson The pack includes general activities to do with the poems, as well as specific activities for the individual poems. There is a 40 slide PPT presentation to support the activities.
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Spring Poems - five poems with accompanying lessons and resources. Suitable for years 2 & 3

Spring Poems - five poems with accompanying lessons and resources. Suitable for years 2 & 3

Five poetry lessons about Spring: Lesson 1. Umbrella Chant - a choral chant, performance poem Lesson 2. Spring Acrostic - a non-rhyming acrostic poem (includes a framework) Lesson 3. A Tale of Spring - a rhyming list poem (includes a framework) Lesson 4. Golden One - a non-rhyming descriptive poem (includes a format) Lesson 5. Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer poem (includes a framework) All lessons are supported with power point slides
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The Jungle and the Rainforest (five dance lessons for Year 2 or 3 based on the rainforest & jungle)

The Jungle and the Rainforest (five dance lessons for Year 2 or 3 based on the rainforest & jungle)

This is a unit of five dance lessons based on the jungle and rainforest. Each lesson is individual and will stand alone, however I would recommend that you do ‘The Machines are Coming’ after doing either ‘Rainforest’ by Helen Cowcher or ‘Rainforest Dance’ so you won’t have to use time going over the same animals. This pack is accompanied by a power point presentation of the resources used in the lesson ‘The Jungle’. If you don’t have an IWB in the hall, the resources are also included in the lesson pack for you to print out.
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Down on the Farm Unit (five drama lessons for Year 1 based on the farm)

Down on the Farm Unit (five drama lessons for Year 1 based on the farm)

Five drama lessons for Year 1 children, based on the theme of the farm. There are two stand alone lessons and three lessons that use the same book. Stand alone lessons: Meet the Animals 'You're Too Small' by Shen Roddie Set of three lessons: 'The Pig in the Pond' by Martin Waddell The lessons use some basic drama strategies and include individual, paired and group work.
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