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 7 to 11. 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 Key Stage 2, and is essential reading for all those interested in bringing drama into their school.
Table of Contents
1. How to use this book 1 Unit 3L – Gentle Giant Unit 3C – The Romans Unit 3F – Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets Unit 3P – All about our town Unit 4L – Theseus and the Minotaur Unit 4C – Change in the Environment Unit 4F – Space Unit 4P – The Comedy of Errors Unit 5L – The Listeners Unit 5C – Howard Carter and Tutankhamen Unit 5F – The Invention of Hugo Cabret Unit 5P – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Unit 6L – Leon and the Place Between Unit 6C – Shipwrecked: making for survival Unit 6F – Silent Film Unit 6P – Coriolanus 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).
'This highly practical book aims to provide a wide range of ideas for teaching drama and guidance for putting the ideas into practice. The sessions themselves are laid out in a very clear and easy to follow fashion. The authors show themselves to be familiar with the resources and opportunities commonly available in most schools. The result is a collection of accessible and imaginative approaches with enough material to keep any Key Stage 2 teacher and her class happy for a very long time.' - www.dramaresource.com
'This is an invaluable, sensibly organised, down-to-earth guide to the integration of drama into every aspect of the KS2 curriculum--of particular importance given the increasing and long overdue emphasis on creativity in our schools. It is a text that serves the needs of experienced members of staff as well as those of NQTs. It should feature on every staff development library bookshelf and I would suggest that it would provide a really stimulating starting point for every staff or year group meeting throughout the year.' - National Association for the Teaching of English