Creating Drama with 4-7 Year Olds
Lesson Ideas to Integrate Drama into the Primary Curriculum
By Miles Tandy, Jo Howell
Published November 12th 2009 by David Fulton Publishers – 110 pages
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 four to seven. 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:
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 the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, and is essential reading for all those interested in bringing drama into their school.
1. How to use this book Unit RL – Castles 11 Unit RC – The Cycle Shop Unit RF – Filming a Traditional Story Unit RP – A Festival of Nursery Rhymes Unit 1L – A New Home for a Pirate Unit 1C – The Steel Teddy Bear Unit 1F – Jim and the Beanstalk Unit 1P – The King with Dirty Feet Unit 2L – The Lost Happy Endings Unit 2C – Light and Dark Unit 2F – The First Snow of Winter Unit 2P – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Appendix 1 Appendix 2
Miles Tandy and Jo Howell are advisers with Warwickshire’s Educational Development Service, UK. They have written widely about drama and literacy, and their publications include Creating Writers in the Primary Classroom (Routledge, 2008) and Beginning Drama (Routledge, 2008).