KS2 English lesson plan – Banish the Bard’s ‘boring’ reputation

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PDF lesson plan on Shakespeare playscripts, for KS2.

Key Stage



Years 4-6


Banish the Bard’s boring reputation and celebrate Shakespeare Week in March with this interactive lesson plan for KS2.

I have been creating lesson plans around a new book called Shakespeare for Everyone (Magic Cat Publishing) which shows children just how accessible Shakespeare can be.

Written by Emma Roberts and illustrated by Sarah Tanat-Jones, the idea is that by going behind the scenes and learning more about the historical context, Shakespeare becomes far more approachable.

This project can be completely flexible to fit the needs of your pupils. You can use the book alongside this plan, or find Shakespeare resources online to support.

What they’ll learn

  • To make inferences from the text
  • To develop their summarising and prediction skills
  • How to write effectively for a range of purposes and a specific audience
  • How to use dialogue to convey information about characters
KS2 English Shakespeare lesson plan
KS2 English lesson plan – Banish the Bard’s ‘boring’ reputation

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