Tag Archives: boys’ writing

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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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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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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How to Train Your Dragon

This day, with a Y3 class and their teacher , came right at the start of their Myths and Legends  work and was designed to ‘hook’ the children into the unit. We used the first nine minutes or so of … Continue reading

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Visual Literacy and Stories from Other Cultures

I had a great time with a Y4/5 class and their teacher this week working on a Stories from Other Cultures unit. Our chosen film was The Tortoises’ Idea from BFI Story Shorts 2. This animation is based on a … Continue reading

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Using Film in the Primary Curriculum to Raise Boys’ Achievement in Writing

The National Media Museum, Education Bradford and the British Film Institute (BFI) have teamed up to deliver a CPD programme with consultants and primary teachers to embed teaching about film into the primary classroom as a means of improving boys’ achievement … Continue reading

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