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Curwen Primary School


Autumn Update

Remberance Day Assembly, William Shakespeare and Enabling Enterprise

This term our children have been learning all about the life and work of William Shakespeare. They have had the opportunity to read and perform different pieces from his varied body of work - discussing the themes and conventions that run throughout many of his plays such as: power, love, revenge and death.

We were fortunate once again to share an audience with the ‘Bard of Avon’, where the children got to meet the man himself and ask questions about his life and work. They then used these to support and develop their writing, in the process producing excellent biographies charting his childhood, background, family life and his success career as a playwright and poet.

To commemorate Remembrance Day on 11th November, Y6 performed an assembly to honour those who served in World War I,  World War II, and subsequent wars since 1945.  Through art, drama, music and poetry, Y6 remembered those soldiers, many whom gave their lives and fought for their country during the Great War.

Highlights included: poems signifying the relevance of poppies on Remembrance Day; diary entries written from the perspective of young soldiers serving on the front line and a memorable version of the song ‘Somewhere Only We Know’.

During Enabling Enterprise sessions, Y6 have been putting the final touches to 2 extraordinary plays from William Shakespeare’s back catalogue: Macbeth and A Mid Summer Nights Dream. We would be delighted if you would join us in supporting of our pupils during their performances for the EE Sell Off on Wednesday 13th December.