Monthly Archives: July 2011

Coming soon: using the Beowulf film trailer for descriptive writing and play scripts.

Thanks to Laura Speight at Crossflatts Primary school for this. Context The lessons were carried out across 3 classes of mixed year 3 and 4 pupils. The teachers worked together to plan the lessons with a focus on engaging the … Continue reading

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Going Up: Merging fiction and non-fiction in a creative curriculum

Case study submitted by John Parkin of Oxenhope Primary School. Context Developing new skills to analyse film and applying these skills. What we did Using a clip from Up, we listened to the soundtrack without pictures so that children could … Continue reading

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Coak, ticits, lemonaid and popcorn macheens … and Ofsted: Welcome to the EYFS Cinema

Rachel Riley, teaches a mixed Nursery and Reception class at Keelham Primary School. Rachel wasn’t part of the Media Literacy project but accessed similar training through our Leading Teacher programme. Here she relates her experience of setting up a cinema … Continue reading

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Hiding on the Backstreets: Familiar locations used in flipcam films

Thanks to Catherine Butler from Eastwood Primary School for this. Context Using short films as stimulus for writing. To enable the boys to write an imaginative piece of writing. What we did Spring 1 We started by listening to soundtracks … Continue reading

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Dangle: Talk for Writing in Year 1

Thanks to Chris Currie for this case study. Context- Year 1 at Westbourne Primary This project was run in a Year 1 class (children aged 5-6) at Westbourne Primary School. Westbourne is in the Manningham area of Bradford which has … Continue reading

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Talk for Writing and Film Texts

This case study submitted by Simon Poole of Crossley Hall Primary school. Context – Talk for writing is an embedded practice at Crossley Hall so the imitation and internalisation of texts, including films, has been at the forefront of our … Continue reading

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Little Wolf: reports, recounts and letters

This case study was submitted by Helen Rouke, a Y3 teacher at Newby Primary School in Bradford. Context The project was carried out with a group of year 3 pupils. The children were in the top ability literacy group. Of … Continue reading

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Using El Caminate (The Traveller) for Poems and Persuasive Posters

This case study was submitted by Sue Fulton, a Y3 teacher at Newby Primary School in Bradford. Context : Year three pupils, group 2 of 5 (90 children in the year group) The activities were carried out within the literacy … Continue reading

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