KS2 English: The Tempest - Episode 6
Prospero is up on the mountain orchestrating his plan... Caliban plotting a revolution... and the courtiers lost in the jungle...
Ariel leads Ferdinand to the cave where he meets Miranda...and they fall hopelessly in love.
Miranda is the most beautiful woman Ferdinand has ever seen... Ferdinand is the only man Miranda has ever seen (apart from her father, of course) and their falling in love is all part of Prospero's plan.
Prospero gives Ferdinand Caliban's job of cutting wood... and Ferdinand rather enjoys the chore, so long as he has Miranda with him to watch.
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.