28 March 2019

The Witching Week in Year 6

This week, year 6 have been studying Shakespeare.  Yesterday, we enjoyed a wonderful performance of both Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet staged at WHJUN by a theatre company.  In our writing, we have been studying the witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  We have looked at what makes good performance poetry by learning and performing the witches’ poem from Act IV, scene I of the Scottish play.  The children have also explored the more disgusting side of vocabulary and have written a class poem in the style of the witches’ potion poem.  There are 2 below for you to read – we hope you enjoy reading them and are not too revolted!

Suffolk Poem

Double double, toil and trouble,

Fire burn and cauldron bubble;

Rotten brain of a zombie,

Old wrapping of a mummy;

The slime-filled ear of a bat,

The slick whisker of a rat;​

The broken wing of a moth,

The yellow toe of a sloth;

Innocent hair from a brat,

Deep-fried eyeball of a cat;

Find yourself a juicy snout,

Puss-filled pimples oozing out;

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

 

Shire Poem

Double double, toil and trouble,

Fire burn and cauldron bubble;

Yellow goop of dead fly’s puss;

Tongue of dying unicorn;

Slimy, rotting scale of snail;

Failing heart of ageing snake;

Fat, throbbing mole of rat’s back;

Diced eye of vicious dragon;

Oozing mermaid’s head and tail;

Soul of man-eating lion;

Powdered mould of tiger’s ear;

Splattered brain of sinful cat;

Fermented toadstool from hell;

Infected wing of eagle;

Eye-watering breath of newt;

For a charm of powerful trouble,

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

 

Published on 28th March, 2019

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