Resources

View and download our FREE arts teaching resources. Many of these are available in hard copy from our shop. There are also links to other online resources which may be of use.

DanceQuest

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Our new DanceQuest teacher’s book contains some top activities to help you introduce dance into your classroom and advice on how to prepare your pupils for visiting a dance performance, plus an interview with the BalletBoyz.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Music for KS3

Music KS3

This 34-page pack includes heaps of warm up games and activities; as well as longer exercises looking at conducting, samba and gamelan. Each longer excercise includes photocopiable student worksheets. Written by John Webb.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Creative Writing for KS3

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This pack contains ready to use, step-by-step activities for getting your students writing. As well as some quick warm-ups, there are activities focussing on script writing, poetry and micro fiction. Written by Jane Anderson.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Drama Games for KS3

Drama Games

Aiming to help teachers and drama practitioners make the most out of their sessions, this pack talks through the importance of games and warm-ups and provides lots of exercises to try out. Written by Adam Milford, Theatre Workout

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Visual Art for KS1

Art KS1

This pack contains tons of practical arts activities for you and your class to try out. They explore emotions, representations of the self, as well as including some large and exciting whole-class activities. Written by Dr. Vicky Cave.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Music for KS1

Music KS1

As well as introducing the basics of music, this pack looks at music’s associations with sound, with mood and emotion, and with story. It includes loads of activities to try out with your class, both listining to and creating music. Written by Dr. Vicky Cave.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

PoetryQuest

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This resource contains everything you need to turn your class into a set of performance poets. It includes activities to sharpen poetry skills, get the imaginative juices, and polish up perfomance skills, as well as information on holding a class poetry slam.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Catalyst – All Art Forms

Catalyst book

120 pages of essential activities and advice aimed at teachers looking to broaden their arts teaching knowledge in and outside the classroom. The book contains around 60 arts based activities covering drama, dance, music, storytelling, poetry and visual art.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

StoryQuest

StoryQuest teaching book

With 28 storytelling activities, this book contains everything you need to get your class telling stories, improving their speaking, listening and literacy skills.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

MusicQuest

MusicQuest teaching book

Music is an exciting and enjoyable part of the curriculum and this booklet contains music exploration activities for teachers and educators of all abilities. This resource is a practical means to introduce and investigate some of the most famous pieces of classical music.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

TheatreQuest

TheatreQuest teaching book

In conjunction with our project; “TheatreQuest” we commissioned playwright Jamila Gavin to write a new play for children entitled A Singer from the Desert Came. This resource contains a playscript as well as activities based on the play, which range from characterisation to set-building with recycled materials.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF

Taking Children to the Theatre

A practical guide to taking children to the Theatre for schools or families & small groups.  Including advice on how to encourage children to engage with performances.

Available as:
an Acrobat PDF
a Word document