The Silver Sword by Ian Serrailler: A look at the book through drama

Helen Day
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A classic for over sixty years, The Silver Sword presents the harsh reality of wartime life for a Polish family. KS2 students will be gripped by the adventures, setbacks and triumphs of the Balicki children as they make their way across war-torn Europe in search of their parents, and there are plenty of colourful characters and situations to inspire drama work in the classroom. This scheme of work mainly focuses on the journey of the children, using key moments from the book, as well as challenging students to imagine beyond the text into the thoughts and feelings of the characters.


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