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 Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman: Exploring literature through Drama

KS 2

Author: Tania du Bois

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, Philip Pullman’s touching tale of adventure, imagination, believing in and standing up for yourself, is hugely popular with KS2 students and is on the primary reading...

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Beowulf

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work is based on the legend of Beowulf. The five lessons cover his journey from Geatland to the Land of the Danes, his killing of Grendel and Grendel’s mother. The lessons use a...

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Who Cares by Matt Woodhead

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Paul Bateson

This is a two-part scheme of work for secondary Drama teachers, providing opportunities for learning devising skills and drama conventions in the first half; before exploring scripted work by focusing...

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Looking at comedy using Billy Liar

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Although many students interested in studying drama are quick to seize the opportunity of acting in or devising a comedy, it can be very difficult to get it just right. There is a reason many...

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Coming to England by Floella Benjamin

KS 2

Author: Mair Bull

Coming to England is the inspiring true story of Baroness Floella Benjamin who travelled from Trinidad to London as part of the Windrush Generation. This scheme explores the story and some of its...

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The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work is based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Each of the five lessons actively explores a different chapter. The lessons use a range of drama strategies and conventions, (including...

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Have a nice day!

KS 2

Author: David Porter

Have a nice day' is a common American expression meaning bye, see you later, adios or ciao. It's generally used in a well-meaning way, but can also be sarcastic or a means of saying something less...

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Puppet Theatre

KS 3

Author: Naomi Holcombe

The COVID-19 lockdown has produced some serious challenges for drama teachers. We have had to re-think our teaching methods and schemes in light of online learning or socially distanced work settings,...

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Big changes, little changes

KS 4

Author: David Porter

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown taught us was that big changes lead to little changes; little changes can cause big upheavals and people don't always do change well. It's a rich theme for...

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Using puppetry in distance-learning

KS 2

Author: Kent Suss

This scheme of work introduces primary-age students to techniques of puppet-building and performance. Making puppets and using them in spontaneous or planned dramas is fun, and is invaluable for...

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