This practical book gives you all the ideas you need to make drama a regular and integral part of your school’s curriculum, offering detailed suggestions of drama work for ages 7 to 11. The teaching units are arranged around four strands: drama for literacy; drama and the whole curriculum; drama film, media, and ICT; and drama for performance. The authors provide a wealth of practical activities throughout. Each unit includes:

  • explicit links to the Renewed Framework for literacy and the wider curriculum
  • a list of resources needed
  • clear learning objectives and outcomes
  • steps for teaching and learning including how to modify activities to suit your school
  • links to writing
  • assessment guidance.

Based on the authors’ experience as teachers and in-service trainers, this book provides a wide range of ideas and activities for inspiring drama across Key Stage 2, and is essential reading for all those interested in bringing drama into their school.

chapter 3L|9 pages

Gentle Giant

chapter 3C|9 pages

The Romans

chapter 3F|9 pages

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

chapter 3P|7 pages

All about our town

chapter 4L|9 pages

Theseus and the Minotaur

chapter 4C|8 pages

Change in the environment

chapter 4F|9 pages


chapter 4P|11 pages

The Comedy of Errors

chapter 5L|8 pages

The Listeners

chapter 5C|10 pages

Howard Carter and Tutankhamen

chapter 5F|9 pages

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

chapter 6L|9 pages

Leon and the Place Between

chapter 6C|8 pages


chapter 6F|8 pages

Silent film

chapter 6P|11 pages