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Monday 8th February

Monday 8th February

Below you will find all the learning for today. This includes reading, writing, maths and a foundation subject (Science, Geography, History, R.E, Computing, art or Design Technology). The coloured activities should be completed if your child is in that group in class. All reading texts and worksheets can be found at the bottom of the page, some reading texts will be posted Monday for use all week. 


Reading - Text: Macbeth - Page 27-28 - Start From Macbeth was still...  near the bottom of the page. 

Predict -

Macbeth had been warned to fear Macduff, as well as a forest moving towards Macbeth's castle. How could such a thing happen? How could a forest move? Predict what events would lead to a forest moving towards Dunsinane Hill. 

Clarify -

  • reeling - 
  • precede - 
  • downfall - 
  • invulnerable - 
  • rallied - 

Question -

  1. Why is the guard who brings Macbeth the news of the forest nervous? (2 marks)
  2. Find and copy a word in the opening paragraphs on page 28 that shows Macbeth is in a rush. 
  3. Marcia Williams refers to the guard who saw the forest as: the watch. What do you think this means? 
  4. The wood is moving - is this enough on its own to worry Macbeth? Tell me you thoughts and ideas, use the story to support your view. (3 marks)
  5. How does the author give use the knowledge that Macduff does not like Macbeth?

Summary -

Summarise the thoughts that would go through Macduff's mind as he sees Macbeth across the battlefield. What memories would it stir up? What emotions would follow this. 


Writing - Shakespeare: Macbeth - Playscripts

We believe that Macbeth was first performed in 1606 in front of King James I at Hampton Court, London. William Shakespeare wrote the play soon after the gunpowder plot was discovered. He wrote the play to warn people that if you plan against the king terrible things will happen to you.


So far we have looked at the story written in text and as a graphic novel, however it would originally have been a playscript. This week you are going to rewrite a section of the text as a playscript. Have a look at the first video on this BBC page to remind you how to set out a playscript. Today you will begin your writing for this week with the play title, the character list and then setting the scene. 


When setting the scene remember to include a description of the setting and also the characters who are on the stage at the beginning of the scene - for example if you chose the first scene you will describe the heath and the three witches, remember to include not only what you see but also any smells or noises. Here is my example for the scene where Macbeth meets the thanes as king:

The Haunted King

Characters -


Lady Macbeth

Banquo's Ghost

Macduff (Thane of Fife)

5 other Thanes



The feast is in full swing, platters of food and goblets of wine cover the polished oak table. Everybody seems in high spirits, celebrating the coronation of the new King. They sit at a long rectangular table, with the King and his Queen at each end of the table. The thanes, including Macduff, sit between them on either side of the feast. 


If you need extra help I have attached a document at the bottom of the page for Thursday and Friday (in pdf format). This will help you with the features and style of playscript writing. 

Green and Yellow - Your setting should include the figurative language (similes, personification and metaphors) that you have practised throughout your work on Macbeth.

Orange and Red - Your setting should include compound and complex sentences as you have learnt throughout your work on Macbeth.

Blue - Your setting should include adjectives to describe the appearance of the heath and the witches and sound effects.


Maths - Measurement: Perimeter

Look at the introduction/warm up slides below. Can you recall what perimeter is? Yes it is the distance around the edge of a shape. Have a go at the questions on this document. Can you se how the answers were found?

We total up the measurements of each side of the shape. 

For today's work you will find 3 sheets. The stars show you the level:

D - developing = new to this topic and need to warm up.

E - Expected = work at the expected level. 

GD - Greater depth = work more thought provoking to show deep understanding. 

Choose the level that you are comfortable with, but that is not too easy. 

Green and Yellow  - Sheets for Monday Green and Yellow, these are more problem solving based questions. You will have to think about what you know about perimeter. 

Orange Red  and Blue - Sheets for Monday Orange to Blue, these are a skill practice to recall how to total the distance around the edge of a shape (perimeter). 


Foundation - Art

Today we are going to look at the work of a new artist - Pablo Picasso, click here to find out more about his work.

When you have watched the clip I would like you to have a go at the activity he suggested. You can cut pictures from any magazine or newspaper you have at home, if you do not have any then draw different parts of a face from different angles and then cut them out and put them together as one face. I look forward to seeing your finished collages. Please email them to me when you can.