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Oktapodi at Ryecroft

In Year Five at Ryecroft we looked at the short film Oktapodi. This is the first time the children had used a short film to influence their writing. Within in the class there are a range of levels from p … Continue reading

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The Highwayman

The Highwayman For the highwayman unit of work we began familiarising ourselves with the poem and discussing any unknown words as well as trying to un-pick the narrative behind it. This is my fourth year of teaching this unit in … Continue reading

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Snack-time Movies

At Greengates we have been using short films in our snack-time after play. We look at one short film each week which we often take from The literacy Shed. The children watch the film on the firsta day and then … Continue reading

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Treading the tightrope at Wibsey

We used El Calimante as a stimulus for our recount unit of work in Literacy. The film was a lovely resource leading up to Spanish week and generated lots of lovely language. All children of varying abilities were engaged with … Continue reading

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Media Literacy Project

I have just completed a writing unit based around ‘ A Mouse’s Tail’. The children thorougly enjoyed their learning. We listened to the soundtarck first which really helped to focus on the effect of the muisc. Then we watched the … Continue reading

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Media Literacy Leaders Project 2012

This web site was set up to help teachers in Bradford share their experiences of using film in¬†Literacy. We are now pleased to announce the start of a new adventure which will allow a small group of teachers to become … Continue reading

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CBeebies Presentation

Rachel Holmes, from Keelham Primary School, and I, were delighted to accept an invitation to present to the CBeebies team at Media City in Salford during their recent ‘Innovative Use of ICT in the Early Years’ session. After a my … Continue reading

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Digital Media Literacy Course

To continue sharing information about the work we having being doing in Bradford Primary Schools, another Media Literacy course is being held on Wednesday 9 November 2011 with more Bradford schools.

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Writing for a Reason: mums, dads and myths

Context Year 5 completed a literacy topic looking at Greek myths. They then created their own myth and filmed it using flip cameras or still images to create a film.¬† What we did After attending the training with Philip Webb, … Continue reading

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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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