Session 1

Today we will read a version of the story and discuss what it’s about. We will look at some of Shakespeare’s original language and write our own magical spells.

Session 2

We will look at the characters from the story, what we know about them and what we can guess about them. The children will pick a character to design a costume for. We will then interview them in character.

Session 3

Today we will look at the storm scene and create our own stop motion animation of the ship sinking.

Session 4

Today we will discuss how Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted many times. We will rewrite one of the scenes as a modern version and act it out.

Session 5

Next we will learn a bit about Shakespeare, and Elizabethan England. We will look at some of the words and phrases Shakespeare invented and have a go at making up some of our own.