Shakespeare in Y5 & Y6

Have a look at all of the fun we have had during Shakespeare Week!

In Upper Juniors, we have been studying Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo & Juliet. Over the past few weeks, in our English lessons, we have explored the plot of the story and the relationship between the characters. We have used lots of drama to act out key scenes from the play and to understand the characters’ motives.

This week, during Shakespeare week, we have done lots of work linked to Romeo and Juliet:

In art, we have designed and made slab pots out of clay that represent key symbols from the play. Can you spot symbols of love, death, loss and family feuds?

In DT, we have designed and made badges and coats of arms for the Capulets or the Montagues by joining felt and using different embroidery stitches.

In PE, we have created a dance based on the iconic prologue from ‘West Side Story’. This represents the scene in Romeo and Juliet where the feuding families, the Capulets and the Montagues, meet in the central square in Verona only to be split up by Prince Escalus who says that any men caught fighting, will be punished by death.

Here is a summary of the plot of Romeo and Juliet 


On Thursday afternoon, we showcased our work in the hall for the other children to see, and we then welcomed friends and family to share our fantastic work!

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