Our editable playscript in drama activities or for a full-scale production.

Perfect for class assemblies or drama productions our editable How the platypus got his shape playscript can be adapted for as few as six children or as many as 16 (with non-speaking parts for others).

Use these colour and cut out templates to make stick puppets for a puppet performance of A Grub’s Tale.

The official language in Madagascar is French. Here are some useful phrases to use if you are devising a French puppet show.

Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers playscript can be used for one-off activities, as it stands for class productions or rewrite it and make it your own!

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There are many ways to make a storytelling area magical – and props, chairs and costumes can all add to the experience. But make sure it’s not all style over substance, say Hannah and Cate of Bookhappy. The story means everything.

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  • Traditional stories
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Literacy Shed's Rob Smith takes a fresh look at our terrible tale by putting the Lambton Worm on trial. Are story villains always guilty as charged?

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  • Speaking before writing
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  • Presenting
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Teacher and educational writer Louise Dobson, explores the main characters in The terrible tale of the Lambton Worm through words, pictures and drama.

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  • Speaking before writing
  • Writing techniques
  • Earth and space
  • Ancient Rome
  • Ancient Greece

You have discovered a new planet. What is it like? What will you call it? Peter Dixon, poet and writer, provides some fun ideas to inspire your young space scientists.

Knowledge and skills

  • Creative writing
  • Research
  • Note-taking
  • Skimming and scanning
  • Role-play and drama
  • Listening to music

Jennifer Jenkins, Literacy Co-ordinator at St Paul’s CE Primary School in Nuneaton, finds the drama of Space Story an irresistible starting point for some out of this world writing.

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