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Drama and role play (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Drama ideas and role play resources for KS1 and KS2 including story starter pictures, sentence openers and discussion prompts.

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Drama techniques display
Drama techniques explained including useful prompts to aid discussion.  … read more
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Five ways to explore a story through drama at KS2
A set of five drama techniques and resources based on The Iron  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language
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Teachit Primary tips: 10 drama methods
10 drama ideas to support learning in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language
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Story openers
A set of story openers to use for writing prompts. Also includes  … read more
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Eight tips for No Pens Wednesday
A set of tips for speaking and listening activities. Ideal for  … read more
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Eight tips for National Storytelling Week
A set of handy tips for storytelling across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading word level | Reading comprehension
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The Wee Free Men – Penguin schools resource
A set of activities to accompany Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension
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Unit 10 – Resource 4 – Preparing for role play
A set of questions to prepare children for a role-play based  … read more
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Role play tips
Five tips to inspire role play in the classroom.  … read more
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Beatrix Potter: The search for a new apprentice - Penguin Schools resource
This teaching pack, with a design technology and drama focus,  … read more
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Cross curricular literacy – drama
A set of teaching ideas and tips looking at preparing for and  … read more
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Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong – Penguin schools resource collection
A fun and lively set of teaching ideas to 'laugh your socks off'  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension
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Mask template
Create masks for characters from well known stories or maybe  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Starting school | Spoken language
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Let's pretend – going to the shops
A set of role-play ideas based around different shopping environments  … read more
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Gods and Warriors – Penguin Schools resource collection
A set of teaching activities to support Gods and Warriors by  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension
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The story of Nian – story response activities
A traditional Chinese New Year tale with comprehension activities  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension
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Scenario cards for 'Harry Potter'
Act out scenarios using key events taken from a selection of  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language
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Let's pretend – make believe
A set of role play ideas based around different fantasy settings.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Starting school | Spoken language
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Let's pretend – let's play house
A set of role play ideas based around different scenarios set  … read more
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Let's pretend - real life
A set of role play ideas based around different working environments.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Starting school | Spoken language
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The monkeys and the banana
This fun activity from A&C Black's 'Developings' series is based  … read more
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Y2 | Spoken language
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The Emperor's New Clothes
Tell the story of 'The Emperor’s New Clothes' up to the point  … read more
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Story starters
A great array of pictures to stimulate story telling. The children  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Spoken language
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Open the door
A great resource to stimulate young children's imaginations and  … read more
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In the wrong
What would you do? A dramatic resource from A&C Black's 'Developings'  … read more
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Y3 | Spoken language
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The mystery
Why can Dilip not get through the door? An activity that develops  … read more
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Y3 | Spoken language
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Sentence openers
How will you continue the sentence? A fun group work activity  … read more
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Little Red Riding Hood - act it out
A fun group work activity to orally re-tell Little Red Riding  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Spoken language
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The home schooling debate
Useful character cards to stage a debate with your class about  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language
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Desert island decisions
You have been deserted on an island! To continue to survive you  … read more
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What are they saying?
An enjoyable PowerPoint activity exploring empathy and imagination.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Spoken language
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