KS2 English: Macbeth

Shakespeare's play of murder and witchcraft is told in 8 video clips for 9-11 year olds.

Macbeth and his comrade, Banquo, are returning from battle when they meet three strange creatures, the 'Weird Sisters'...

1. The Weird Sisters
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2. All Hail, Macbeth! Thane of Cawdor!
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3. Daggers for King Duncan
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4. All Hail, Macbeth! King of Scotland!
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5. A trap for Banquo
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6. Something wicked this way comes
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7. Preparing for battle
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8. Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane
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Meet the Characters - 1
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Meet the characters - 2
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Teacher's Notes
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Teacher Notes

This series provides various opportunities to meet Key Stage 2 National Curriculum requirements, including study of a significant author, reading techniques such as prediction, drawing inferences, clarification and summary; and drama and writing opportunities - including poetry performance, descriptive writing, persuasive writing, letter writing, newspaper article writing, poetry and play scripts.

It could be used as an introduction to the play, consolidation of key aspects or for revision of the plot and characters.

More detail on how to use this series, including detailed lesson plans, can be found in the Teacher's Notes PDF.

Curriculum Notes

This series is relevant for teaching English at KS2, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at Second Level in Scotland.