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Shakespeare at SJS
Shakespeare is one of the core offers we give to the children at SJS. By the time the children leave our school, at the end of KS2, they will have been taught about and experienced at least 4 of Shakespeare's plays. Every child spends at least a week learning about each of these plays, as well as having the opportunity to perform in the (original language) plays and watch a production of each.
Our Shakespeare cycle is:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo & Juliet
Over the 4 years, the children will also be exposed to many other works of Shakespeare, including his sonnets and leave SJS with an understanding and enthusiasm for Shakespeare, which will not only prepare them for their KS3/4 learning, but also for their adult lives.
Every year the whole school takes part in the national Shakespeare Week, where every lesson, for the entire week, is themed around Shakespeare/Shakespeare's time. These lessons are highly creative and challenging, giving the children a deep sense of accomplishment by the end of the week. During the week we also have a film maker in school, working with every class, to create a whole school film, which reflects the Shakespeare play for that year.
Throughout the year, the children also have the opportunity to take part in professionally led Shakespeare workshops, go on Shakespeare themed trips and represent the school at community Shakespeare presentations.