KS2 English: The Tempest - Episode 4

King Alonso and the courtiers continue arguing so Prospero casts a sleeping spell over them, but allows Antonio and Sebastian stay awake.

And, within minutes, Antonio's up to his evil ways again: while King Alonso and Gonzalo are asleep, Antonio convinces Sebastian that he could become King of Naples if he will kill Alonso.

Sebastian isn't sure, but on reflection thinks that killing Prospero hasn't done Antonio any harm.

So Antonio draws a blade from his pocket: it's Toledo steel...

Teacher Notes

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.

Curriculum Notes

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

Episode 3 - Full fathom five
Episode 5 - Barracuda
Episode 6 - Love song