Shakespeare – The Tempest

It has been an exciting start back for the new year in Ennis class this week, and it has been so lovely to see the children so interested and enthusiastic about our new topic.
We have been very impressed with the children’s knowledge about Shakespeare already from their home learning, and enjoyed exploring everything about Shakespeare yesterday whilst dressed up as different characters. The children particularly enjoyed taking part in a story ‘whoosh’ in which they took turns to be different characters and act out scenes from Shakespeare plays such as ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Macbeth’, and ‘A Midsummers Nights Dream’.
The children also worked well together in pairs to create a timeline of Shakespeare’s life by ordering dates and important events.

Today we started our day by boarding an old wooden ship and set sail to a far away island, unfortunately though on the way there the weather turned and we had to sail through a terrible storm! The children were brilliant at following the captains orders and learnt some of the phrases to say. Then at the end if the day, after being introduced to the story of the ‘Tempest’ throughout the day, we were lucky enough to be able to watch a live performance of the Tempest which we all really enjoyed.

We hope you have enjoyed your first two days back at school Ennis class, and that you are looking forward to learning more through our topic this term, ‘The Tempest’.

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