At North Ealing Primary School, the Year 6 production has finally come around the corner, making everyone nervous yet extremely excited. At the Looking Glass, North Ealing’s newspaper, we have decided to interview some of the characters of our show, Shakespeare Rocks!
We will start off with Isla S, who is playing the part of William Shakespeare’s wife.
It will be a bit difficult, and since there is lovey-dovey stuff on page 46, that won’t be helping the situation. Anne, however, is an amazing character and I am happy to play her, she told us.
As we moved on, we found the actor for William Shakespeare, Freddie. He (rather reluctantly) told us,
I’m glad I got the part, but since I have 48 lines, it’s not going to be particularly easy.
He then returned to the football match, and we didn’t hear anything else from him.
After that, we went to interview Zak, who is playing the part of an actor who is playing Macbeth in the play. The other people playing actors think his real life name is also Macbeth, but it ends up being MacDonald.
Mac is a nice character, and I’m happy I ended up with him, Zak commented.
This scene is full of humour and is bound to make everyone laugh.
The play is about Shakespeare’s life and includes people that appeared in his life, going from his children to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. There are a number of songs in the play, making it a musical as well.
The last actor we interviewed was Lana, who plays Nic, the assistant of Burbage.
I’m quite happy. Nic is bossy and noisy. Reminds me a bit of myself really,” she told us.
Our article doesn’t end here though. We managed to get the opinions of the directors. Up first is Miss Lauren Pitt. She told us,
It’s very humorous and has a good link to the arts. It is amusing, witty, historical and memorable. My favourite character has to be Street, mainly because of the cockney accent.
Next up is Mr Lewis Fisher,
The play is full of charisma and humour throughout and is an experience that one wouldn’t want to miss. Burbage is my favourite character since he is relatable and funny.
Our last but not least interviewee is Mrs Sarah Symes, who teaches class 6S.
I really like the fact that it’s Shakespeare and that the characters were all part of his life;” she revealed, “It’s very entertaining and fun for all ages.
It was great to hear everyone’s opinions on the play, and we hope to do so again soon. Stay safe and remember to come back soon for our Eurovision special!
Your reporters were Eleanor and Sara, 6S
Self-portrait in masks
This is a ‘Whole School Project’
Pupils across the school created self-portraits of themselves wearing a mask to express how they felt in this unprecedented time.
They were asked:
How did you feel behind the mask?
What do our eyes tell us about how we feel?
This is how we feel behind our masks
Hopeful, safe, funny
Secure, hidden, sad
Trapped, disappointed, hot!
Secretive, protected, happy
Frustrated, breathless, uncomfortable
Mysterious, anonymous, free!
Behind the mask there are forgotten friendships, smiling silent smiles.Eleanor, Year 6
Behind my maskDavid, Year 5
Behind my mask, I’m happy
Behind my mask, I’m free
Behind my mask, I’m amazing
Behind my mask, I’m Me
Behind my mask, I feel like a child
Behind my mask, I have a beautiful smile!
Kid’s Fun Learning
Lots of videos of some great books being read aloud.
Some fantastic e-books
Storytime sorted by ages
Authorfy have some great 10 minute challenges from authors and there is even more book fun on their website. You can sign up for a free account.
Konnie Huq’s Youtube Channel
Lots of videos about interesting topics. There are also some great interviews with authors.
Here are some links to help you and make your own comics.
Website Link 1
Website Link 2
Lots of links where you can read, watch, hear and explore children’s poems.
Website Link 1
Website Link 2
Website Link 3
Website Link 4
The Reading Realm
Learning from home resources, ideas and more. There is also an app you can get with lots of things to read and activities.
On her YouTube channel, children’s author Cressida Cowell reads extracts from her books like How To Train Your Dragon and shares other magical ideas.
Michael Rosen YouTube Channel
Over 400 videos of Michael Rosen reading his children’s stories and poems.
Love Reading 4 Kids
Books, videos and competitions
Book Trust Home Time
Lots more book fun, quizzes and videos here.
Audible Free audio books
Lots of free audio books for children to explore.
North Ealing Primary School hold no responsibility for 3rd party websites
Staying well at home
During this uncertain time, it’s important to prioritise all aspects of health, both mental and physical. Here are some simple tips to guide you through your child’s day whilst being indoors.
Your School Nursing Team is working hard to ensure that you and your family are aware of how to access support around your health; expanding their service to include a duty line 7 days a week to answer your questions. Please find details of the school nursing team in your borough at the bottom of this pack.
Make sure you stay up to date with the latest government advice through the NHS website regarding self-isolating and social distancing.
For more information regarding the staying well at home guide , download the PDF.
Email to Parents – 31.12.20
The government announced yesterday that primary schools in Ealing will not open from 4 January. The earliest school will now open is 18 January.
We did not expect this announcement. Our initial plan is as follows and there will be more detail on Monday 4th January.
- Children of key-workers and those who are vulnerable are welcome to attend school.
- We will be sending a google form for families whose parents are Key Workers/critical workers/vulnerable to send back to the school ASAP requesting a place. These places are for those families whose parents cannot look after their children at home due to their Key Worker role or those who are vulnerable.
- All other pupils will learn at home using Google Classroom. This will be compulsory from Tuesday 5th January and children will be asked to register online from 9 am each day until they are back in school.
Children of key-workers and those who are vulnerable are welcome to attend school:
- They are likely to be taught in Year Group hubs by teacher(s) from their own year group between 9 am and 3 pm.
- We will provide as many places as possible in terms of available staffing.
- Pupils learning in school and pupils learning at home will broadly follow the same taught curriculum.
- When we have established numbers we will be working with Sue to see how viable Breakfast club and After-school club is and the usual fees will apply.
All other pupils will learn at home using Google classroom. This will be compulsory from Tuesday 5th January for all children.
- We are likely to use a blended learning approach. This includes small group video meetings with our class teachers, tasks set by our teachers and taught video lessons.
- Pupils learning at home and those in school will broadly follow the same taught curriculum.
- Some teachers from each age group will be working in school so that we can support children of key-workers and those who are vulnerable. All other teachers from each age group will support children learning at home. This might mean your child is working with a different teacher at home.
We will write again by Monday to confirm our plans. Booking for children of key-workers and those who are vulnerable will be via a google form that will be sent out today.
Please can all parents check emails over the next few days in order to be updated.