Children in Year 5 in our school are given the opportunity to learn about a Shakespeare play with the support of the Primary Shakespeare Company. Our partnership has been strong for many years and the children have learnt about Shakespeare’s plays in an accessible and fun way.
The children are introduced to a Shakespeare play through a storytelling session before being given 6 sessions of drama teaching from experienced drama teacher Neil Carter to help them learn about the play in more detail. Meanwhile, the children learn about the story in more depth through Literacy lessons in class before performing their section of the play in a performance at Haverstock High School with a collection of other schools.
Two years go our Y5 children learnt about and performed a section of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The Primary Shakespeare Company wanted to celebrate the work they have done with the children and made a video to showcase what a powerful impact it had on their learning.
Above and below there is a link to the video that the children took part in. Keep an eye out for a few celebrity contributions too!