KS2 English - The Tempest

Watch Shakespeare's play The Tempest told in 8 video clips. A ship returning from Africa is caught in a ferocious storm. On a nearby island Prospero, once Duke of Milan, has plans for those on board...

This series provides various opportunities to meet Key Stage 2 National Curriculum requirements, including study of a significant author, reading techniques such as prediction, drawing inferences, clarification and summary; and drama and writing opportunities - including poetry performance, descriptive writing, persuasive writing, letter writing, newspaper article writing, poetry and play scripts.

It could be used as an introduction to the play, consolidation of key aspects or for revision of the plot and characters.

More detail on how to use this series, including detailed lesson plans, can be found in the Teacher's Notes PDF.

This series is relevant for teaching English at KS2, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at Second Level in Scotland.

Episode 1 - Rock the ship
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Episode 2 - Set me free
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Episode 3 - Full fathom five
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Episode 4 - Toledo steel
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Episode 6 - Love song
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Episode 7 - Spellbound
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Episode 8 - Sea change
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Meet the characters
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Sequencing activity