Key Stage One Film Literacy

Our second training day for our key stage one film literacy project started with Philip Webb. developing a ‘pop up working wall’ to plan a teaching sequence based on the Heffalump Movie.


We then looked at how we can use the Book Creator app to build a short story using specified camera shots. If you save a master template online to Google Drive you can then download the file onto each iPad. Children then have a structured book they can use as the starting point for their own book.  You can see some of the template examples below. This helps children construct sentences with some support. They also have to use the camera to film each shot and record themselves reading the sentence using the ‘add sound’ facility. Children have already been taught about different camera shots and made their own short films on our pupil training day.

You can see a very short example made by teachers on our training. This was the most sensible one we managed to make!

Tim Bleazard

Tim has over 20 years experience as a primary school teacher, twelve of them as an ICT co-ordinator. In 2009 he was seconded to Challenge City Learning Centre and used the opportunity to assist schools in their understanding and use of a range of new and emerging technologies. He joined the team as a Curriculum Innovation Consultant in 2012. Tim is a qualified E-Safety Mark Assessor, CEOP Ambassador, Apple Professional Development Authorised Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. Tim’s role includes evaluating a range of mobile devices (Apple, Android and Microsoft) and advising on their appropriate use in schools. Tim is passionate about blogging, programming and using creative digital technology such as video, animation, photography and audio to raise attainment across the curriculum. He leads the very successful ‘Media Literacy Leaders’ project in partnership with Bradford UNESCO City of Film, the British Film Institute and Cape UK.

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