Year 9 have started to study the text of A Midsummer’s Night Dream during our English lessons. We introduced the play to the pupils by watching some clips from the animated version of the story.
The pupils then took part in a quick quiz to help us recount some key facts about some of the main characters. We wanted to know what is the name of the King of the Fairies? Who is his wife? What happens to Bottom during the play? All pupils were able to summarise the plot and add a little detail about some of the main characters.
Year 9 will carry on with many different activities themed around A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The pupils have already started to create some posters to help advertise a production of the play. We used the ICT suite and various publishing packages to help with this task. Important information such as a fictional venue, the cost and members of the cast have been included in the designs.
The pupils will use their drama sessions to act out different scenes from the play. One of our main aims will be to understand the difference between the fairy kingdom and the world of the mechanicals.