Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


Monday 1st March


In this episode the Mechanicals meet in the woods to rehearse the play in secret. Puck has some fun by turning the comical Nick Bottom into a donkey-headed monstrosity. The other Mechanicals flee and the noise awakes the nearby Titania, whose enchanted eyes fall madly in love with the preposterous weaver.



This is a funny part of the play. Watch the video and answer the questions on Activity Sheet 1.

Tuesday 2nd March


In this episode the confused lovers begin to fight in the woods. Now that Puck has accidentally anointed Lysander’s eyes and correctly anointed Demetrius’s eyes, both men are now in love with Helena. Hermia thinks that Helena has stolen her love from her, and Helena thinks that everyone is just playing a huge joke at her expense. Things soon degenerate...


Watch the next episode of the video. There are a few insults being thrown and we want you to see if you can find as many as you can and then create insult cards! We have given you an example to start you off!


Hermia’s Insult Card                             

Helena’s insult Card                               

You Juggler!

She’s a bead!














Extension:  Why not have a go at making up your own Shakespearean insults using this worksheet to help you?

Wednesday 3rd March


In this episode Puck leads the lovers around the woods, exhausting them and eventually anointing Lysander’s eyes with a remedy potion that makes him love Hermia again. The four lovers are awoken by Theseus and Hippolyta’s hunting party and Theseus invites them back to Athens for a triple wedding. Meanwhile, Oberon releases Titania from the love spell and she is disgusted that she has been in love with a donkey. She and Oberon are reunited.



Watch the video and answer the following questions:


What do you think happens next?

Will the lovers be reconciled?

What about Theseus’s ruling from the beginning of the play?

Will Bottom make it back in time to perform Pyramus?


We would now like you to write your ending to the play!



Thursday 4th March


In this episode the three couples celebrate their wedding. The post-wedding entertainment is the truly terrible play of Pyramus and Thisbe, performed by the hapless Mechanicals. The story ends with Puck addressing the audience (us), hoping that we have enjoyed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and asking for our friendship.


Watch the video. Look at the Activity Sheet 1. There are 9 reminders of each of the short clips you have seen. We would like you the write a short paragraph for each picture, telling the story in the correct order. Try and remember as much as you can without re-watching any of the video clips.

Good Luck!



Friday 5th March


Today is our last day of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a chance to finish your project work. You could keep pushing yourself by trying as many activities as you can to get to 100 points!


Here is a reminder of last week's activities and some new ones for this week:


‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’