Never shake thy gory locks at me…

Well what a fortnight. Year 5LM certainly entered into the drama of Act 3, scene 4 in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Drama-with an encouragement to exaggerate movements, experiment with levels and to use physical contact- certainly helped in portraying the thoughts, feelings and emotions of the characters involved.  Miss Allison was also able to draw on your ability to do this in the dance, so that as a class you performed an amazing, if somewhat eerie banquet.  Well done for nailing those timings, working collaboratively and bringing the confusion and madness of Macbeth himself to the audience.

These comments will hopefully encourage you as you take part in the School’s Shakespeare Festival at Leeds Carriageworks Theatre on November 3rd.

“The dance was very clever and it’s wonderful to see their confidence. I can’t wait for the 3rd November!”

“The dance told a story and everyone looked like they enjoyed the performance.”

“Dance was amazing-I don’t quite know how you manage to pull it all together.”

Personally, I was very impressed with your Modroc banquet bowls! Although messy, requiring perseverance (the tissue paper and glue wrapping paper in particular) as well as the fine motor skills in covering a spherical shape you all succeeded! In addition, you all worked so hard on your feather drawings. Well done for some wonderful observational drawings, exploration of drawing materials and use of watercolour.

Your writes included a description of the painting ‘Banquo’s Ghost’, Lady Macbeth’s rant at her husband’s behaviour and the ravens account of proceedings at the banquet. Well done for all your hard work and using the learning environment to support learning-especially in spelling.

Thank you parents and interested adults for sharing and celebrating Year 5LM’s learning. We are so pleased that these afternoons give you an opportunity to spend time with your child discussing their successes and challenges as well as giving you an insight into the process.

Some of the lovely comments shared about what was really liked:

Teachers are willing to take time and explain…the art work is out of this world…the communication with family so that they see how well their child is progressing.”

“Hearing my son speak so passionately about an area of work I never thought he’d be interested in.”

“The interaction…the cafe to sample/purchase…the opportunity to see the resources available…the children’s enthusiasm and progress…fantastic workshop.”