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Myths and legends KS2 – Explore Ancient Greece with these drama activities

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Two-page PDF lesson plan

Key Stage



Years 3-6


Act out the tale of Persephone and the pomegranate seeds via tableau and role play.

Drama provides children with a fun, practical and meaningful way of exploring the world, both in the present day and in times past.

In this lesson plan, it is used to explore the Ancient Greek myth of Persephone and the pomegranate seeds, a story which the Greeks used to help them understand the changing nature of the four seasons. The story features Greek gods and goddesses Hades, Demeter and Persephone.

Pupils will undertake practical activities in small groups, demonstrating an awareness of story sequence, characters, themes via tableau, hot seating and role play activities.

Curriculum links

  • Identify key moments within a story/text
  • Use drama techniques to explore a story/text
  • How to create role play that balances dialogue with action
  • How to evaluate drama critically but empathetically

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Tom Kirkham is the publishing director of The School Musicals Company and a qualified teacher of English and drama. Follow him on Twitter @musicalsco.

Myths and legends KS2 – Explore Ancient Greece with these drama activities

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