KS2 English: The Tempest - Episode 7

Prospero has his enemies in his power and takes his plan to the next level.

He puts on his invisibility cloak and joins Ariel in the jungle, ready for the mayhem to begin.

First, King Alonso and the courtiers. Wild animals roar and crash through the trees while the courtiers panic and run about.

Before they have time to recover, Prospero clicks his fingers and a massive banquet appears.

The starving courtiers rush for the food but Ariel appears as a monster and the courtiers are terrified.

Then Ariel floats above Alonso, Antonio and Sebastian and tells them they are being punished for all the terrible things they have done.

Next, Caliban and his new friends. Prospero and Ariel find them up at the cave where they're stealing the magician's robes.

Ariel conjures up a pack of demon dogs, which chase them in to the jungle too.

Alone later, Prospero questions the right course of action: punishment or forgiveness?

Has he himself become spellbound by the magic and the mayhem?

Could it be time to move on and return home..?

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.

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Episode 6 - Love song
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