Schemes of Work

Twice each term, Drama & Theatre publishes five 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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The Hobbit: Exploring Tolkien’s world through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

The Hobbit has everything a book needs to captivate young minds: adventure, colourful, mystical characters, and a fantasy world brought masterfully to life by the author.

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Seen through the eyes of a horse: Exploring Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Black Beauty, first published in 1877, is as much a children’s classic today as it ever was. Loved by generation after generation, it is a brutally frank ‘autobiography’ of a horse, and explores the...

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In a word: Skin

KS 2

Author: David Porter

This is one of an occasional series of schemes designed to show how a single word and words/phrases/ideas linked to it can inspire a whole package of devising drama lessons.

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Jersey Myths and Legends

KS 2

Author: Vickie Smith

Jersey Myths and Legends is a fantastic stimulus for KS2 Drama. This scheme of work is based on a range of myths from a collection compiled by author Erren Michaels. The text is readily available in...

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Myths and Legends

KS 2

Author: Vickie Smith

This scheme of work introduces students to the theme of myths and legends, taking in three of the best-known and most entertaining tales: Pandora’s Box, Beowulf and the legend of Robin Hood.

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Behind the headlines

KS 2

Author: David Porter

Although physical newspapers - and their headlines - are less omnipresent these days, they still play a part in spreading news.

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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This Drama unit is based on a narrative poem, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. It is often read in upper primary classes and is also appropriate for KS3 students.

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Mime as if you mean it

KS 2

Author: David Porter

Miming is a skill that will stand them in good stead up the tiers of education to A level and beyond.

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A Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith: Exploring literature through Drama

KS 2

Author: Tania du Bois

Aimed at KS2 students who read the book as a whole class, the scheme uses a wide variety of games and drama techniques as well as introducing students to subject-specific drama terminology. This...

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Oh what unfortunate events!: Exploring Lemony Snicket’s The Bad Beginning through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work has been written to accompany a classroom reading of this first book in the Unfortunate Events series, and aims to deepen students’ understanding of the book as well as enlivening...

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