Polka Dot Plays
Ready-made playscripts and activities for young learners
- Six levels containing two fun plays each
- Student’s Books with comprehension and language tasks
- Cross-curricular themes to reinforce learning in other subject areas
- Classroom activities that encourage students to engage and reflect on their learning and performance
- Downloadable Teacher’s Books with answer keys, full notes, tips and suggestions
The course consists of 12 ready-made scripts for short plays that have been carefully created for younger learners aged 6-12 to perform in front of a real audience, whether that is another class in the school, the whole school community or parents and friends at an end-of-term or end-of-year show.
These plays and the accompanying activities have been written for teachers who want to use drama in the classroom in order to foster creativity and enhance language learning opportunities for their pupils.
Teaching drama in schools helps:
- to explore a pupil’s sense of self.
- to foster a sense of physical confidence and spatial awareness as well as general confidence to perform in front of others.
- to teach co-operation and teamwork skills.
- to learn empathy by learning and expressing the feelings of another person.
- to develop the brain through creative and imaginative play.
- to practise language skills.
- to explore pupils’ own cultural values as well as those of other cultures.
The plays are easy to stage as they require just a few simple props and can easily be adapted to suit larger classrooms.
The downloadable Teacher’s Books, one per level, include teaching notes for each play and stage tips with practical suggestions for putting on the plays, guidelines and answer keys for the accompanying activities.
Dramatized audio recordings of the plays are also available on Helbing e-zone and the Helbing Media App.
Helbling e-zone kids
Helbling e-zone kids is the Learning Management System (LMS) for young learners developed by Helbling. It consists of a user-friendly online platform for both teachers and students.
- Teacher’s Guides as downloadable PDFs
- Dramatized audio recordings of the plays
Plus Helbling Media App for pupils and teachers with dramatized audio recordings of the plays.