Creating Drama with 4-7 Year Olds: Lesson Ideas to Integrate Drama into the Primary Curriculum, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Creating Drama with 4-7 Year Olds

Lesson Ideas to Integrate Drama into the Primary Curriculum, 1st Edition

By Miles Tandy, Jo Howell


110 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

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).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Professional Development