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‘Buzzing Britain’ Teaching Materials

MorrisFed-logoTopic Pack for Schools #BuzzingBritain

This Morris Federation pack is designed for KS2 to be used in a number of different ways:

  • Buzzing Britain logoA scheme of cross curricular topic work for a year group;
  • A themed topic week for one or more classes including creating a show at the end with a mummers play, Morris Dancing performance and costumes;
  • A themed topic day for one or more classes;
  • Show what you have done in a class assembly or a show for family and friends;
  • Flexibly in your own way;
  • Extended use with information from the cross curricular document, e.g. creating a shadow play for the light unit in science and writing a play in English.
  • The resources include differentiation which can adapt to year groups or within one year group/class.

Contents of the pack:

  • A series of six lesson plans;
  • Lesson resources including PowerPoint lessons and activity sheets;
  • KS2 Differentiated maths word problems (calculators at the discretion of the teacher);
  • KS2 Differentiated reading comprehension;
  • Spelling list;
  • Mummers play script;
  • PE and cross curricular links document including further lesson ideas.

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Video resources

See our YouTube ‘Buzzing Britain’ video playlist showcasing different styles of morris and sword dancing.  Short (1-2 minute) videos introducing morris and sword dancing have been created by Hashu Mohammed (aka SMASHBengali from the BBC Asian Network) and by Soham Nathani by interviews with performers.

Teaching Materials for you to download:

Feedback.  We welcome feedback on the Education resources. We also welcome suggestions for other Education-related topics which could be included.  Please send a message using the Contact Us form (select ‘Education’ in the Enquiry Type drop-down).

Who Can Use These Resources?  The resources are freely available for use by all; access is not restricted to members of the Morris Federation or, indeed, just to the morris community.

Last updated: February 2024

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