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Lesson 2: Radio Scripts Key Stage 4: English

'Rather Fragile these days'

This lesson allows pupils to work with artefacts in a new way. The skill of curating is very important; teaching the idea of collecting, grouping, finding themes, ideas and making connections.

Pupils can use software such as Audacity or Garageband to create a podcast which communicates the importance of each object.

Prepare to communicate!

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Purpose of study:

Students are to create a short Radio Programme – The History of Polar in 16 Objects. They should work collaboratively to create and perform a script.

National Curriculum Aims / Attainment Targets Activity focus


  • Producing clear and coherent text: writing effectively for different purposes and audiences: to respond to information and narrate, explain and instruct…selecting vocabulary, grammar, form and structural and organisational features judiciously to reflect audience, purpose and context; using information provided by others to write in different forms; maintaining a consistent point of view; maintaining coherence and consistency across a text.
  • Writing for impact: selecting, organising and emphasising facts, ideas and key points.
  • Presenting information and ideas: selecting and organising information and ideas effectively and persuasively for prepared spoken presentations; planning effectively for different purposes and audiences; making presentations and speeches.
  • Spoken Standard English: expressing ideas using Standard English whenever and wherever appropriate.
  • Create a Radio Script. Aiming to include the same quality of description that can be heard in the Kit Bag clip.