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Hamlet

English

We are loving our new Shakespeare Project of Hamlet and have already learnt so much about this story. We have completed lots of drama to help us understand the events from Hamlet's perspective including a conscience alley and a debate. Should Hamlet avenge his father? 

 

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We have also had the opportunity to act out different parts of the story in small groups. At the start of the lesson we discussed what a silent movie was and explored the S2S we needed to use when creating our own silent movies in groups. Here are some pictures of Sycamore retelling the story of Hamlet using our drama skills: 
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Shakespearean Insults

As a class we had the opportunity to create our own Shakespearean insults using: "Thou art a...." and developing our knowledge of the prefix 'in'.  We had lots of fun and ended the session with an insult-off! Here are some of our favourites: 

  • Thou art an inactive, frothy, elf-skinned malt-worm!
  • Thou art an inaccurate, infectious, fly-bitten maggot pie! 
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The Shakespeare Show!

After all this acting we had so many questions to ask each of the characters. We created the Shakespeare Show where we then spent time hot seating different characters to find out some answers to our questions. We set our classroom up to look like an interview panel and asked different children to take on the role of specific characters – the questions and answers given were really thoughtful and allowed us to find out more about each of the characters motives. Have a look below at our interview panel:

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Geography

In Geography we have been developing our map and atlas skills by learning about the country Denmark. Firstly, we investigated Denmark's location in the world (being found in the Northern Hemisphere, above the Equator) before zooming into focus on Denmark's location in Europe. After this, Sycamore had the chance to research where key cities and the capital city could be found on a map of Denmark. Here are a selection of the maps we created:   

Hamlet Shakespeare Project

At the end of our project we had the opportunity to share all of our learning and knowledge of Shakespeare by holding our own class museum - all of the work created was amazing, here are a few pictures: 

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Display of our Work

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