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Our writing in Year 6 for the Autumn term is linked to William Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet.



So far in our topic, we have enjoyed writing persuasive letters to Lord Capulet, we wrote imaginative character and setting descriptions, diaries about Romeo and Juliet meeting and have also written narrative poems about the play.


Challenge yourself with writing further pieces at home...


  1. A new ending. Rewrite the ending of the play, changing it so that either of or both Romeo and Juliet survive. You will need to include what happens between the parents – are they reunited or does the feud continue? This can be in the form of a play script.
  2. A modern version: write your own story, following the basic plot and keeping the same characters (you can use different names, but maintain the same relationships, and personalities, where possible).
  3. An edition of ‘The Verona Times’ including articles and adverts – e.g. sword sharpening etc
  4. Cartoon strip retelling the story of the play
  5. Design a Romeo and Juliet board game
  6. Design a Romeo and Juliet theme park
  7. Make a bag with items/ props/ symbols of significance to the play, for example, a bottle with a sleeping potion in it, key words, photos, images etc
  8. Make a model/ draw a map of Verona, labelling significant places with key events, people and quotations
  9. Make a collage with images and quotes from the play