Brass class can’t believe this is our last term in primary school! We are looking forward to all the exciting end of Year 6 activities and making the most of our time together before we head off to secondary school.
In English, we read the story of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It tells the tale of a brave warrior Macbeth who meets three witches that prophesise he will become King of Scotland one day. With the encouragement of his wife, Macbeth takes fate into his own hands and slays King Duncan in his sleep! The power continues to go to his head and Macbeth stops anyone who might challenge his thrown, even having his best friend, Banquo, killed. The witches return with more prophecies that make Macbeth feel that he is invincible. However, his over-confidence is short lived and he is eventually beheaded by Macduff in battle. We love how shocking and gory the story is – who knew Shakespeare could be so cool!?
We also made portraits of Shakespeare using a method called pouncing – this is how they used to copy art in the olden days. We used pins to prick small holes in tracing paper and then rubbed it with charcoal. This gave us a basic outline of the original art that we could then complete ourselves.
By Luke and Daniel