Schemes of Work

Twice each term, Drama & Theatre publishes six online schemes of work written by experienced teachers and examiners, which are available exclusively to our Full Membership, Digital Membership and Schemes of Work subscribers. They cover Key Stages 2-5 across a variety of exam boards and specifications, providing indispensable content for your classroom teaching.

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Ghosts and time travel by the light of the moon: A look at Helen Cresswell's Moondial through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Helen Cresswell’s Moondial has become something of a children’s classic, having been released both as a book and a TV drama in the 1980s. It is remarkable in that it is at once a book about time...

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Who is the rainforest for?

KS 2

Author: Paul Bateson

Who is the rainforest for? is a cross-curricular scheme of work, providing opportunities for exploring Drama, Geography, Science, Literacy and SMSC. It uses the dramatic technique ‘mantle of the...

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The Vikings are coming!: Using Julia Jarman's The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror to explore the past imaginatively

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Julia Jarman’s Time-Travelling Cat books offer a unique way for young people to access history, as they follow heroes Topher and Ka both in modern times and as they travel to other eras. The...

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From Winter to Spring: A look at The Selfish Giant through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Oscar Wilde’s short story provides plenty of room for exploration through drama, in a bite-sized package. A highly accessible literary classic, it is both entertaining and thought provoking. This...

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Tony Bradman's Anglo-Saxon Boy: Using the book to bring 1066 to life through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Tony Bradman takes young readers straight to the heart of Anglo-Saxon Britain, blending historical fact with intriguing fiction to depict the months building up to the Norman invasion. Dramatic,...

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Qu’est-ce qu’il y a au zoo? What is at the zoo? Using dramatic techniques to teach primary languages

KS 2

Author: Joseph Mees

This scheme of work uses the Dramalang® SMILES approach to language learning, which consists of Song, Mime, Improvisation, Learning Games, Expression and Stagecraft. The learners will be introduced to...

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Stig of the Dump: Using the book as a resource to teach the Stone Age to the Iron Age through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Clive King's Stig of the Dump is now more than 50 years old, and yet it remains a children's classic. Following the adventures of Barney and Stig, a Stone Age man who lives in a quarry, the book is...

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How Ruskin becomes a hero: A look at Philip Ridley's Krindlekrax through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Krindlekrax, Philip Ridley's touching tale of adventure, imagination, believing in and standing up for yourself, is hugely popular with KS2 students. It is an ideal starting text from which to explore...

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Nina Bawden's The Peppermint Pig: A look at the book through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Nina Bawden's The Peppermint Pig won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1976, and has been considered a children's classic ever since. It is full of down-to-earth humour and gutsy realism and...

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Exploration of Shakespeare

KS 2

Author: Vickie Smith

The aim of this scheme of work is to give students an introduction to Shakespeare and the opportunity to experience a range of his plays. In each lesson they will look at the plot lines and explore a...

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