Yr 5’s Shakespeare Schools Festival Appraisal

Please read Yr 5’s fanatastic appraisal of their superb performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Old Rep Theatre.



“I have had a most rare vision”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By The Oratory RC Primary School

At The Birmingham Old Rep, 2/11/2017

Appraised by Tom Barker


 I would like to offer sincere thanks and congratulations to The Oratory RC Primary School for your wonderful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the 2017 Shakespeare Schools Festival. Students and teachers alike have put hard work, imagination, determination and passion into this production, and were a credit to the school. I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight just a few fantastic moments that you should be especially proud of.

  • Firstly – this production was so much fun! Your enjoyment was infectious, meaning that the audience had a great time too!
  • You showed a great understanding of the text with clearly defined characters and relationships which really helped tell the story clearly.
  • There was great use of music and movement – I particularly enjoyed the rap performed to open the show. You took ownership over Shakespeare and put your own stamp on a very well known play.
  • You definitely shared your story with the audience who were gripped with excitement and engaged throughout the entire performance. This was a magical and marvellous Midsummer Night’s Dream! Congratulations to everyone involved in this superb production. I hope to see The Oratory RC Primary School in the Festival again next year.


Tom Barker

“A Magical and Marvellous Midsummer Night’s Dream!”


Maths will be handed out on a Thursday and returned following Thursday.

  Complete your short division sheet. Remember to log on to Times Tables Rockstars. Remember to log on to  Matheletics

Spellings- Test will be every Thursday

Please use your ‘look, cover, write and check sheets to help you learn your spellings. Spring Test 3- Test on Thursday 1st February 2018 change changeable notice noticeable noticeably charge chargeable correspond accompany apparent

English homework will be handed out on a Thursday to be returned the following Thursday.

Please complete The Sun comprehension. Remember to fill in your reciprocal reading sheet and use all your reciprocal skills.  

Reading Homework

Remember to read your home reading book. Please make sure you use your reading record to write down what you have read. You can change your book when you are ready or even if you need to change. Ask a teacher to help recommend books if you need some guidance. Mrs Hall will check your reading record
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Year 5 P.E

Year 5 P.E will take place on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E. kit.

Many thanks

Mrs Hall and Mr Paine

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