EM 4-7 have continued to explore the story of Macbeth.
We have been focussing on character description, aiming to use a range of effective vocabulary and varying our sentence structures.
Here are some extracts of our work:
“Stooped around a bubbling, spitting, dirt coated cauldron a trio of crooked, knarled, hunch-backed witches muttered crackily, ‘double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble!’ The each gripped a spoon, stirring steadily and each let out a high pitched cackling sound, still propelling their spoons through the thick brew. They seemed withered and wild. Their shabby, frayed cloaks fluttered in the breeze and they started the shrill giggling, ‘tee hee, humans for dinner!”
“Three wicked witches shuffled around the cauldron, teeth black and some revolting yellow. Bulging eyes, humongous warts and spots like volcanos erupted from their old, wrinkly faces. Matted, dark hair dangled past crusty lips which cackled at their wicked spells. They act evilly, with long torn apart clothes. They are as pale as ghosts.”
“Alone in the hills three witches stood, hidden by the mist around them. Silently they brew their potion, only speaking in whispers. Slowly they mix their evil brew muttering wicked spells. The silence was broken as their potion rose into the air like a volcano, signalling the end.”
EM4-7 have been working hard in Literacy this term, learning about William Shakespeare and focusing on Macbeth.
P4 created their own spell, based on the Witches’ Spell. We generated our own rhyming words and incorporated lots of gruesome parts!
P5 and P7 have had lots of debate around who was responsible for the death of King Duncan.
Keep up the great work!
Collaborative work across the school years, to help make Autumnal Wreaths.
E4-7 have been outside estimating and measuring the age of trees in the playground. To start with, we estimated the circumference of the tree, using cm as our units, then divided by 3 for a coniferous tree (with needles) or 2 if a broadleaf tree. Next we worked out what year the tree was planted. We used measuring tapes to find the accurate circumference of the tree and then worked out a more accurate age. We compared our two answers. It was fun!
Some science fun in the EM1-3 class this week.
The children were working in groups to identify and classify different tree and plant species in the school grounds.