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 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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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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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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Cuckooing: Making a drug gang drama

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

To call someone ‘cuckoo’ or claim they’re in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’ is to say they’re dotty, obsessive, unrealistic or eccentrically mad, but it now has a new meaning. Popularised in the past decade, the...

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Looking at the theme of despair

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work looks at feelings of despair using a variety of mediums: illustration, music, film and poetry. A loss of all hope is a prevalent theme in drama and literature, and the many ways it...

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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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Characters as seen by others

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

In general, people struggle to see both themselves and others accurately. In drama, this can be a gift and this scheme of work explores how characters see others, which helps develop the depth of...

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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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Artificial Intelligence

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

What does it mean to be alive? This scheme of work looks at different types of artificial intelligence, from the robots of old sci-fi comics and films, to the convincing humanoids being developed...

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