Wordsearch to find names of characters in Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Then instructions follow: describe the characters hidden in the grid. e.g. Duncan- King of Scotland. Then find a quote from this character in the text, and reference where it came from e.g. (I.v.35-7)
This art resource for teachers and pupils details how to recreate the Tudor equivalent of tracing which was Pouncing. In this resource pupils make a simple copy of the Cobbe portrait of William Shakespeare. The resource contains background on pouncing and the Cobbe portrait for teachers and a template for pupils to use to produce their own version.
This language resource for teachers looks at creating Shakespearian insults. It contains a simple insult generator encouraging pupils to combine Shakespeare’s words in new ways to create their own insults. You could use this resource as a drama exercise or as an English exercise insults can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a longer narrative created by the class. Pupils could create puppets or pencil tops to insult each other!
This technology resource contains simple instructions for pupils and teachers to make a Tudor money bag. These bags were tied to belts and were the Tudor equivalent of wallets and purses. Tudor pick pockets were known as ‘cut purses’ because cutting the ties into someone’s leather money bag would allow their money to be stolen.
Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it.
It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks.
It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want.
Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.
The Summer Holiday Murders<br />
Fantastic creative writing murder mystery story, with a clear scenario and structure to help students write an amazing story.<br />
Lesson scenario:<br />
The summer is finally here. School’s over and you are on the perfect holiday, away and relaxing by the pool in a private and secluded hotel. Until you realise, one by one, someone is killing the guests…<br />
Lesson includes attract imagery, full lesson prompts, lesson objectives, starters and interesting plenary activity! Planning sheet included.<br />
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Battle of Hastings Assembly or Class Play <br />
This script was written by Sue Russell in celebration of The Battle of Hastings' 950th anniversary.<br />
What have the most famous cartoon strip in history, a masterpiece of needlework, a distinctly odd bishop, some dodgy family connections, warring Anglo Saxons and Normans, and an arrow in the eye have in common? Correct! They're all part of that famous drama - you know the one, 1066 and all that?!<br />
Cast of 30 - easily adapted up or down<br />
Duration around 10 - 15 minutes (not including music)<br />
Sample Text:<br />
Embroiderer 2: Hours and hours of needle in, needle out!<br />
Embroiderer 3: (Sarcastically) Wow! Life can’t, surely, get much more exciting than this!<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: O dear, dear, dear, dear! I can see something drastic needs to happen round here! How are we going to get you excited about your work?<br />
(Enter Edward)<br />
Edward: Easy! Let’s just introduce them to some of the characters they are working on! Let them see what we were actually like in the flesh!<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: Ah! A splendid idea! And you are?<br />
Edward: King Edward the III of England or Edward the Confessor! I’m <br />
(Edward walks along work of six Embroiderers, peering down, trying to see himself; he stops abruptly at Embroiderer 4)<br />
Edward: Ah yes! Here I am! Dying!<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: (Sarcastically) Oh wonderful! Well, that really livens things up for us! Thank you so much!<br />
Edward: Oh dear! I didn’t mean to put a dampener on things!<br />
(Edward goes back to the line of Embroiderers and this time stops at Embroiderer 1)<br />
Edward: Ah now, that’s better! That’s when I’m still king! Alive and kicking!<br />
(Edward falls about laughing at his own joke)<br />
(Whole cast groans)<br />
Bishop of Bayeux: (Aside) Oh dear! I think I preferred him dead!<br />
A class assembly/play explaining the origins of Chinese New Year. The script is based on the characters from Oxford Reading Tree - Biff, Chip, Kipper etc - and is suitable for younger year groups although can be adapted for older children.<br />
The script is clearly set out with stage directions and a simple Chinese New Year song.