This half term, we are going to be studying William Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’.
What can you remember about this play?
What do you think the play might be about?
Tempest – a violent windy storm.
Now you know what the word tempest means, does that change what you thought? How?
Write a short prediction about what you think the play might be about.
Have a look at the picture below:
What are your first impressions of these characters? Why?
These characters are called Prospero and Miranda. They are a father and daughter that have been living on an island.
What do you think their relationship is like? Why?
Below is a scene that explains how Prospero and Miranda came to be on the island. Read through it.
Miranda and Prospero’s Back Story – Act 1, Scene 2
- ‘Tis far off
And rather like a dream than an assurance
That my remembrance warrants. Had I not Four or five women once that tended me?
- Twelve year since, Miranda, twelve year since,
Thy father was the Duke of Milan and A prince of power.
- My brother and thy uncle, call’d Antonio…
…he whom next thyself
Of all the world I loved and to him put
The manage of my state
- in my false brother
Awaked an evil nature…he did believe
He was indeed the duke
- they hurried us aboard a bark,
Bore us some leagues to sea; where they prepared
A rotten carcass of a boat, not rigg’d,
Nor tackle, sail, nor mast; the very rats
Instinctively had quit it
- Here in this island we arrived; and here
Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit
Than other princesses can that have more time
For vainer hours and tutors not so careful.
Go through each paragraph and see if you can work out what it is saying.
When you have had a go, click on the link below to see if you were correct.
Today, we are going to recap on how to simplify fractions.
What can you remember?
Go through this PowerPoint, reading the information and completing the tasks. (If you can’t open PowerPoints into a slide show, e-mail me and I will send you the tasks separately).
Have a look at the following words:
Would do you think this means?
Go through the information on the PowerPoint below:
Write an explanation that explains the following:
- What peer pressure is;
- What positive peer pressure is;
- What negative peer pressure is.
Spend some time reading a book of your choice. Let me know what you are reading.