Theatre – Literacy (KS1)

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By Lizzy CourtneyYear 1 teacher

original article published 8 October 2010

Use the topic of theatre as the basis for some inspiring literacy activities

Theatre tickets

What could be more perfect for a topic on the theatre, than a series of drama based literacy lessons, including improvisation, roleplay, using playscripts and developing play-writing skills? It’s an ideal way to help children lose their inhibitions by encouraging them to read and perform in an expressive way. It’s also a great way to introduce younger children to the terms ‘character, setting and plot’.


  1. Roleplaying traditional tales
  2. Theatre posters
  3. Buying theatre tickets and snacks
  4. Theatre themed books
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