Only sleet forecast for Eltham. Seems north of London have some bother but we think we're ok.


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We kicked off our Sept with this mantra and a question to all staff: 'No burnout. Ever. What do we need to change?' Openness and honesty is crucial. No elephants! For us it's about creating and maintaining systems that allow leaders to lead, teachers to teach, kids to learn.


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Our practice rooms are buzzing and full of music making this morning


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GCSE pupils: follow for revision videos on anthology poems, lit texts, and language papers.


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Notice that Macbeth is rather missing the point here: the prophecy can "commence in a truth" and still be harmful or treacherous to him. Maybe his ambition is blinding him to a clear reading. Not for the last time.


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Here’s a little Sunday morning riddle for you all ☺️ does anyone know the answer? (The clue is in the punctuation...)


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Today I conquered my fear of public speaking by presenting to 117…


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A really unique opportunity to discuss learning with the lovely students - how should teachers be trained? “Be happy!”

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Year 8

IL Tasks


Week 1

Shakespeare research task

Slide one – Shakespeare

When was he alive?

Who is he?

What plays did he write?


Slide 2 – Queen Elizabeth and Elizabethan England

What did she look like?

How long was she queen for?

What was London like during this time?


Slide 3 – Theatre in Shakespeare’s time

What did it look like?

Who were the actors?

What were the audience like?


Week 2

Role of Women

  1. Research the role of women in Shakespeare’s time. What was life like for the average female, and what has changed over 400 years? Present your research in the form of 2 PP slides/poster.
  2. Imagine Juliet has been teleported into the 21st century. Write a letter from Juliet to the Nurse, describing her experience in the modern world.

Remember: you are focusing on the role of women so, you must consider what things Juliet will find strange and unfamiliar as a woman. Organise your letter into 4 paragraphs: Education, Work Home-life and Love.



Week 3

Imagine that you are either Romeo or Juliet and you’ve just met at the ball.  You are going to write a diary entry that details the events of the evening.  Remember: it was love at first sight and each had a different experience before meeting. Romeo was in love with Rosaline (but she didn’t love him back) and Juliet was asked if she would consider marrying Paris (which she didn’t really object to that much).


  • Set it out like a diary entry.
  • Use paragraphs


Week 4

Write down:

 5 questions that you would ask Mercutio

5 questions that you would ask Tybalt

5 questions that you would ask the Nurse OR Friar Lawrence

These will be used in class where you will have to write a response to each other’s questions.


Week 5

Write the conversation between Lord and Lady Capulet OR Lord and Lady Montague when they receive the news of their child’s death.

Things to consider:

-do they blame each other?

-are they angry as well as upset/distraught?

-do they realise that this could have been avoided?


Lady Capulet: ___________

Lord Capulet: ____________

Challenge: Add stage directions


Week 6

What would you change about the play?/ Think of an alternative ending. Write a letter to William Shakespeare convincing him that your changes would make the play better.