After finishing Wuthering Heights, the Y6 were keen to hear Macbeth! They enjoyed Romeo and Juliet so much, they couldn’t wait to return to Shakespeare. Today, the entire year group were engaged from the beginning, offering ideas, thoughts, predictions and opinions.
“Maybe the prophesies Macbeth heard, will become true because he wants them to become true?”
“Don’t you think the King will reward Macbeth for his efforts in that battle?”
The children were thirsty for more but we simply ran out of time! They started a debate with hardly any input from me. Read their thoughts. We’d only just met Lady Macbeth. She’d read her letters and had just heard news of her husband’s and the king’s arrival.
“I think Macbeth will have made Lady Macbeth think about becoming Queen.”
“I think if Lady Macbeth knows King Duncan is visiting her castle tonight, she’ll probably plan to have him killed.”
“But will she do it herself?”
“I don’t think Macbeth will do it to his own cousin!”
“But will she want to actually do it herself?”
“Hang on! If they do kill King Duncan, they’ll have to kill the sons! They’re named as heir to the throne. Macbeth can’t become king until they’re dead too.”
“Maybe they’ll poison them, wait until they’re asleep, then kill all three.”
The Y6s go on residential next week to Kingswood. I’m not sure we can wait until their return. Maybe I should go out there and read it before bedtime?