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Do you and your child want to make a head start in learning for September?

The document below takes you directly to links for year group specific lessons for your child to prepare for their learning after the summer holidays.

Please use the link for the year that your child will be entering in September.


🎉Final School Assembly🎉


The children are currently enjoying a final celebration assembly via Zoom hosted by Mrs Menis.


We are delighted to announce the winners of our end of year awards.


The Douglas Haigh Cup of Kindness is given every year in memory of our former caretaker who always showed great care for everyone. Each class teacher nominates the child in their class who demonstrates these qualities every day.


This year, the following children were nominated and have been presented with their certificates:


Nursery: Dolly-Ann

Reception: Freddie & Ivy-Rose

Y1: Maria & Jerzie

Y2: Oliver & Katelynn

Y3: Esme & Rinka

Y4: Alexander & Savannah

Y5: Lily-Anne & Savana

Y6: Lacey & Josie


All staff members voted for an overall winner of the cup and this year we are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Douglas Haigh Cup was Josie!


We also recognised our athletes and this year the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year were both from Y6. Many congratulations to Connor and Nela.


But the awards didn't all land in Year 6 as our Tim the Tortoise Certificate, which is awarded to the person who tries their hardest and never gives up, went to one of youngest members of the school. We were proud to present this certificate to Manny!


We also said farewell to four members of the staff team:


Miss Hingston, who stepped into Mr Wilson's role in January in Year 4, will continue her teaching career at new schools next year.


Mr Retallick, who has been working in Reception, has applied and successfully gained a place at University to study History.


Finally, we said goodbye to Mrs Barnes-Smith and Mr White who spent the year with us to become qualified teachers and have both secured jobs at new schools for September.


We hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer and look forward to returning in September to some form of normality!

The Great Shakespeare Summer Planner 2021


Mrs Bennett has once again put together a super exciting summer planner which is packed full of great ideas to keep you busy in the summer holidays. 


Some activities are free and Mrs Bennett has, where possible,  arranged for discounts for the Shakespeare Family. 


We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer and fingers crossed for an undisrupted 2021-2022 academic year! 

Letter From Devonport High School For Boys

Street Factory Dance Off


Today, we were proud to host Toby and the crew from Street Factory who taught the entire school a dance to the song Jerusalema.


Everyone had a brilliant time, there were lots of smiles and the excitement levels were high.


All the children (and the adults!) gave a wonderful performance and you can watch our edit on here:


SPS Dance Off - Jerusalema

Thank you to Toby from the Street Factory for bringing positive vibes to Shakespeare whilst teaching us all to dance to Jerusalema. Everyone thoroughly enjoy...

Happy Easter!


The last day of term and the children and staff are looking forward to a nice Easter break.


Due to the fact that we couldn't invite you to a church service this year, the children have put together this greeting, shared in languages from around the world (and UK!)


We hope you have a restful and safe holiday.




SPS Easter Greetings!

As we couldn't invite you to a church service this year, the children have put together this greeting, shared in languages from around the world (and UK!) We...

Illustrator's Dream

 During our first virtual reading festival, we asked you to design your own creature bug! You used your imaginations and came up with some wonderful designs. Miss Townsend called upon illustrator, Sam Holland, to pick two winning images. Sam then turned these into professional illustrations and the winners were presented with the final article! Well done, they are fantastic! 

❤And the winner is...❤


Thank you to the everyone who not only nominated us but also voted for us in the Krafti Plymouth competition.


We were delighted to be announced as the winners and are now the recipients of these lovely Lockdown Hero medals.


We have all worked together to make Shakespeare great and the recognition and support you have given to the whole teaching team has been overwhelming and very much appreciated.


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first Remote Reading Festival both in school and at home.


We loved seeing your competition entries and it was lovely to see so many fantastic Curious Creature costumes around school and on zoom on Friday.


We have drawn the names and chosen winners for all of the competitions:


Curious Creatures Checklist:

Amelia T


Ethan S


Reading Bingo:





Design a Curious Creature:




Well done to all of our competition winners, your prizes will be with you soon!

Our First Virtual Reading Festival!

The Term Before Christmas - An SPS Films Production

In the absence of live performances, this year Shakespeare Primary have taken their Christmas production to the virtual world!

Christmas Message From Mrs Menis

End of the Autumn Term and Christmas is here!

#TheTermBeforeChristmas - a sneaky peek!

T'was the term before Christmas and to bring festive cheer, because let's face it, it has been quite a year, The children can't invite you to their concert o...

🎸Topping The Charts🎸


After a battle amongst the classes, 5B topped the Times Table Rockstar Charts.


Mr Benson is very proud of his chart topping band and they should be very proud of themselves.


Well Done!

heartArmistice Day 2020heart


At the 11th hour of the 11th day, we honoured them with silence and gave thanks. For those who gave their today so we could have our tomorrow.


A huge thank you to Mrs Winn for playing the haunting Last Post. 

Shakespeare Primary Remember Them

2 minute silence for Armistice Day 2020 with Last Post played by Mrs Winn.

❤️Thank you!❤️

A big thank you to everyone who donated to our Harvest Celebration. 

We managed to collect 191.52kgs for Plymouth Foodbank!

🌿Empty Classroom Day🐜

Bug hunts, forest school, natural art, outdoor theatre and exploration were some of the activities taking part today as part of Empty Classroom Day. 

The weather was glorious and there were many smiling faces running around the school grounds! ❤️

Being Safe On Bonfire Night

With public displays being cancelled this year, the Fire Safety Team from Devon and Somerset Fire are concerned about the increased risks associated with private displays at home. Due to the fact that Devon and Somerset Fire are unable to visit our school, they have put together a safety pack and we are delighted to be able to share this resource with you. Please take time to look at the activities and talk to your child about fire safety. By raising fire safety awareness, the team and Devon and Somerset hope to reduce the pressure on the emergency services at this potentially busy time of year. 





It's Harvest Time

We are so sad that we could not invite you in to share a traditional Harvest celebration with us. This video showcases what harvest means to us and supports ...

 Shakespeare, Shackleton and the Antarctic Adventure! 

Can you imagine following in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton and travelling to Antartica?


Well our school flag set off on that very adventure earlier this year and has been safely returned to us (after a lengthy period in isolation of course!).

Explorer Ruth took our flag on her trip and they luckily returned to the UK via South America just before UK lockdown was imposed. 

Antony and Ruth from @LiketoBeorg have kept it safe and we feel grateful for the image of Ruth with our flag by Shackleton’s grave in South Georgia. Ernest Shackleton travelled many times to the area on his expeditions and his widow chose the Grytviken Cemetery for his final resting place after his death in 1922. 

We feel so lucky to have been part of this adventure and wish Ruth safe travels in her next expedition,  filming wildlife in a secret location! 

Virtual Harvest Festival

Still image for this video
Find out how we are holding our Harvest Festival celebration this year and how you can help.

Win prizes and get Maptastic on Walk to School Week


As part of Walk to School Month staring  October 5th, Plymotion are asking you to take photos of your walk to school, using the school walking map (below) or playing the games on back of the map. Send your photos, creative writing or drawings about your walk to  You can even personalise the school map with areas you enjoy most on your journey to school. You can also tweet your entries by tagging Plymotion team @plymotion - Plymotion will announce the winners throughout the month.

The Douglas Haigh Cup of Kindness

Every year, each class teacher nominates a child who has shown kindness and care for everyone and everything around them. They are role models for the school. Once the finalists have been announced,  each staff member casts a vote for their overall winner.


Our 2020 nominees are:

  • Honney Trelease-Shaw
  • Owen O'Riordan
  • Jay Dickson
  • Harper Wilson
  • Scarlett Hoskin
  • Troy Anstis
  • Mikayla Easterbrook
  • Chloe Ashton
  • Lexi Westacott
  • Kalie Boyle
  • Lilly Foster
  • Regan White
  • Courtney Kane
  • Mollie Lipinksi 
  • Faith Hallam


The winner has been decided and we will reveal the result on the last day of term! 


Well done to all of our nominees. You will receive your nomination certificate in class tomorrow and you can view a digital version below!