1st Edition

Creating Drama with 4-7 Year Olds Lesson Ideas to Integrate Drama into the Primary Curriculum

By Miles Tandy, Jo Howell Copyright 2010
    128 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    128 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This practical book gives you all the ideas you need to make drama a regular and integral part of your school’s curriculum, offering detailed suggestions of drama work for ages four to seven. The teaching units are arranged around four strands: drama for literacy; drama and the whole curriculum; drama film, media, and ICT; and drama for performance. The authors provide a wealth of practical activities throughout. Each unit includes:

    • explicit links to the Renewed Framework for literacy and the wider curriculum
    • a list of resources needed
    • clear learning objectives and outcomes
    • steps for teaching and learning including how to modify activities to suit your school
    • links to writing
    • assessment guidance.

    Based on the authors’ experience as teachers and in-service trainers, this book provides a Wide range of ideas and activities for inspiring drama across the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, and is essential reading for all those interested in bringing drama into their school.

    1. How to use this book  Unit RL – Castles 11  Unit RC – The Cycle Shop  Unit RF – Filming a Traditional Story  Unit RP – A Festival of Nursery Rhymes  Unit 1L – A New Home for a Pirate  Unit 1C – The Steel Teddy Bear  Unit 1F – Jim and the Beanstalk   Unit 1P – The King with Dirty Feet   Unit 2L – The Lost Happy Endings  Unit 2C – Light and Dark  Unit 2F – The First Snow of Winter  Unit 2P – A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Appendix 1  Appendix 2


    Miles Tandy and Jo Howell are advisers with Warwickshire’s Educational Development Service, UK. They have written widely about drama and literacy, and their publications include Creating Writers in the Primary Classroom (Routledge, 2008) and Beginning Drama (Routledge, 2008).