Wednesday, 23 October 2013

“All hail Macbeth, King of Scotland!”

On Monday, Year 6 took on the role of crime scene investigators as they attempted to solve the mystery of King Duncan’s untimely death. So far in our literacy work on Macbeth, a battle had been won and the King’s loyal soldier Macbeth had been awarded a new title (Thane of Cawdor) at a party hosted at Glamis Castle, which is the home of Macbeth and his ambitious wife. However, as year six soon discovered, King Duncan (who had personally delivered Macbeth’s new title) did not survive the night!


With their feet covered, atmospheric music playing and a crime scene cordoned off, Hacton’s CSIs examined the evidence. After questioning potential suspects - Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Prince Malcolm, Prince Donnalbain, the guards and three witches - the agents explored motives and decided upon a prime suspect: Lady Macbeth!

Unfortunately, they were soon to discover that the perpetrator of the murder was actually Macbeth; no longer King Duncan’s loyal subject. Lady Macbeth was not altogether innocent though. Her devious plan had come to fruition. Fearing for their security, the rightful heirs to the throne - Prince Malcolm and Prince Donnalbain - fled to England and Ireland. This left a power vacuum which could only be filled by... King and Queen Macbeth.

The morning ended with a regal coronation ceremony amidst cries of “All hail Macbeth, King of Scotland!” The witches’ prophecy had come true!