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Shakespeare Unit Study

A Summer Shakespeare Club: Introduction Summer Shakespeare Club: Making Club T-Shirts A Summer Shakespeare Club: Adventure Box A Summer Shakespeare Club: Meeting the Members Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 1 Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 2 Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 3 Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 4 Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 5 Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet –…

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School Year 2015-16 – Changes Afoot….Again! History Plans

I have realised that I write a post called 'Changes Afoot' each and every year.  I guess that's because the children are always growing and maturing and thus the most effective way of learning for them also changes.  This year's changes began with T13 saying he wanted to focus on science and could he please…

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Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Act V

For Act I For Act II For Act III For Act IV Romeo and Juliet Act V, Scenes I-III Watch a Stage Production of Act V, Scenes I-III  The children completed watching Romeo and Juliet on a road trip with their father on the Saturday. Readers' Theater As another means of drilling the story deep…

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Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliette Act IV

Romeo and Juliet Act IV, Scenes I-V Watch a Stage Production of Act IV, Scenes I-V (25 mins) Readers Theater (30 mins) As another means of drilling the story deep into the children we carried out a reader's theater performance of Act IV ( we did this during our catch up time on Friday).  This…

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Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Act III

  For Day 1 see here For Day 2 see here We did things back to front today as Lorna was at the fracture clinic in the morning, AND I had the two littles.  I decided to do project time in the morning with a complete run through of their version of Midsummer.  If nothing…

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Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet Act II

For Day 1 see here Romeo and Juliet Act II, Scenes I-VI Watch a Stage Production of Act II, Scenes I-VI (40 mins) We watched Act II from the Shakespeare's Globe production of Romeo and Juliet: Readers' Theater (30 mins) As another means of drilling the story deep into the children we carried out a…

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Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet – Act I

Our first Shakespeare Club week was a huge success, so we were all looking forward to this week, assuming it would be equally fab.  Unfortunately it really wasn't.  I think this was due to many different reasons: All five children and their mothers (ie me and Lorna) were exhausted from the week before.  Honestly, I…

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Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 5

Midsummer Night's Dream Day 1 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 2 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 3 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 4 Shakespeare Biographical Work (10 mins) Read out-loud Act I, scene 5:  Hyperbole, Oxymoron and Made Up Words from the following Shakespeare book: Midsummer Night's Dream Act IV, Scene I-II (80 mins) We listened to the following BBC3 production…

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Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 4

Midsummer Night's Dream Day 1 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 2 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 3 Shakespeare Biographical Work (10 mins) Read out-loud Act I, scene 4:  Shakespeare Attends School from the following Shakespeare book: Midsummer Night's Dream Act IV, Scene I-II (50 mins) Read and Listen to Act IV (about 25 mins) We listened to the…

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Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 3

Midsummer Night's Dream Day 1 Midsummer Night's Dream Day 2 Shakespeare Biographical Work (10 mins) Read out-loud  Act I, scene 3:  John Shakespeare Takes his Son to His First Play from the following Shakespeare book: Midsummer Night's Dream Act III, Scene I-III (80 mins) Yesterday we had forgone the audio and just watched the video,…

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Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 2

For Day 1 see here Shakespeare Biographical Work (10 mins) Read out-loud Act 1, scene 2: John Shakespeare supports his Growing Family  from the following Shakespeare book: Language study Iambic pentameter (20 mins) Iambic pentameter is something I remember struggling to get my head round as a teen yet as an adult it seems so…

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Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream – Day 1

Pre study The children read Midsummer Night's Dream from the following books to familiarise themselves with the story: I also bought this beautiful book.  The pictures are mesmerising and the story well told.  It was really important that the children completely understood the story of this play because their project would be based on Midsummer…

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A Summer Shakespeare Club: Adventure Box

We've been making summer adventure boxes for years.  They are so useful for building anticipation as the children gleefully watch them fill up with goodies over the preceding weeks. We already had most of the book resources (I often buy resources a year or two in advance) and we always keep a well stocked dressing…

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A Summer Shakespeare Club: Introduction

I am always surprised when I hear young people saying they think Shakespeare is boring.  To me he was one of the wittiest people to walk this earth.  It is this sense of fun and his intelligent repartee which I hope to share with the children this summer. We have all been impatiently waiting for…

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Elizabethan Unit Study

Just collating all my Elizabethan Posts into one big post! Week One: A Renaissance Queen Week Two: Reformation and Coronation  Week Three: Elizabethan Progresses and Elizabethan Games Week Four: Drake and the Spanish Armada Week Five: Spies and Spy craft Project Based Learning: Pirates Enjoy!

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