Shakespeare at School

From The Primary Shakespeare Company

Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS2

Region(s): All of UK

The Primary Shakespeare Company has created online resources that provide a six-week, cross-curricular programme of learning based on one of Shakespeare’s plays. There are currently programmes of learning for The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar.

The programmes of learning have been created by experienced teachers and theatre practitioners working together. They cover literacy, maths, science, music, art and DT, all mapped to National Curriculum objectives. Each week, the programme explores a different aspect of the play, providing themed videos, audio, detailed lesson plans and activities that cover 2-3 hours of learning per day.

For Special Schools there is a dedicated programme of learning based on The Tempest, designed to encourage young people to engage with the play through art, dance, music and storytelling.

Cost: Free

About Primary Shakespeare Company: The Primary Shakespeare Company is a registered charity that aims to raise attainment and achievement in primary school children by engaging with Shakespeare. It runs a number of arts-based projects, sending theatre practitioners into primary schools in London and Kent to explore and perform Shakespeare’s plays. The Primary Shakespeare Company also works with Special Schools, developing fully inclusive participatory arts projects involving young people with complex needs.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • A new programme of learning based on a different Shakespeare play will be added every year.
  • The resources can be used with all children in Key Stage 2.
  • Originally created to be used for remote learning, the activities are clear, easy to deliver and require no special equipment.

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