Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate [William Shakespeare]
This week our School has been celebrating National Shakespeare Week. This has been a very exciting week as it has allowed our children to focus on the words and language of one of the finest playwrights of the English language. The children's enthusiasm and focus throughout the week has been truly fantastic and their class presentations in Thursday’s assembly were a wonderful showcase of some of Shakespeare’s plays.
Year 1 started the assembly with the first scene of one of Shakespeare’s last plays, The Tempest. They used musical instruments, artwork and acting to depict the famous storm scene. They might become future Shakespearian actors!
Year 2 recited one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, Sonnet 18. They read with expression and with clear voices.
Year 3 were using their comprehension skills to make sense of The Tempest. They presented some really well structured synopsis of the play.
Year 5 tackled the great and tragic play, Macbeth. They made many connections between this play and other English books they had read.
This was a great week which we hope increased our children's interest in quality literature and the art, and which will give them writing skills they can use now and in the future!
Ms Antwi and Miss Clarke
This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.