Studying the Tudors

This term Year 4 have been studying the Tudors. As part of this topic we studied the very famous William Shakespeare and linked this learning across multiple subjects. As a result, we decided to explore The Shakespearean play The Tempest in English. We began by reading the adapted a version of the play and discussing the descriptive language of the text. We then spent a week studying the layout of play scripts and eventually wrote our own play scripts based on the given text. This was just the beginning!

Once the play scripts had been finished and polished we began the fun task of rehearsing and staging our scripts. This is where we learned the real importance of effective stage directions in play scripts.

Having the acting perfected, we chose to perform our plays to the lovely children in Year 1. The children in Year 1 proved to be a fabulous audience and gave us great confidence for performing our plays. We would like to thank all the teachers, teaching assistants and children in Year 1 for their amazing support. We will hopefully have more to showcase to them again soon.