Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Battlefield history display

We looked around the display that was created with artefacts about the Battle of Shrewsbury.

There were suits of armour and even a model head of Prince Henry with the arrow in his head!

Battlefield visit

Today we went on a visit to Battlefield in Shrewsbury. It was here that Henry IV defeated Harry Hotspur. It was the first battle where English archers fought each other on English soil.

We walked around the fields where it is believed that the battle took place on in 1403.

Titania and Oberon Masks

At the farm we collected lots of different natural materials and used these to create a mask that could be used when we act out ‘A Midsummer nights dream’. we picked different leaves, blossoms and grasses to create a mask that could be used for Titania or for Oberon.

 

Writing like Shakespeare

We used feathers and ink to try and write in the same way as Shakespeare may have written.

 

 

It was a little bit difficult to get our writing as neat as we wanted – the ink was also a bit blobby!

Sonnets

We have been writing our own sonnet style poems linked to our work on ‘A midsummer nights dream’.

 

What is a rhyming couplet?

Can you write your own?

 

Class book

In class we are reading ‘The King of Shadows”. It is about a young actor who somehow goes back in time to the time of Shakespeare.

We would you go if you could travel through time?

Why?

Where in the world?

Where have we been on our studies?

Can you name the locations we have visited while finding out about Shakespeare and his plays?

Liam’s writing

Liam has written a letter to Ophelia explaining how much Hamlet misses her.

This is part of his writing:

The sad times keep returning, they leave me feeling scared. I am simply unable to get rid of this feeling when you are not here.

Letter to Ophelia

As part of our work on Hamlet we have been writing letters.

This is part of Aidan’s letter to Ophelia asking her to come back to him:

When you are near I am happy. When you are away I feel as if part of my heart is missing.

 

Metaphors

We have used metaphors to describe characters as something else.

This is Hamlet being described using a metaphor:

“You are a devil, depressed and avenging.”

Can you think of any other metaphors you could use to describe Hamlet or Ophelia?