In year 3 at the moment we're doing familiar settings in literacy and I'm using the filmed site above for the first time.
What a wonderful film the Fox and the Child is! For us at the moment it fits with autumn and a familiar setting of the woods - we're also surrounded by them.
The multi-sensory writing they did last week was wonderful, I played the sounds clip from the website and we were off! I played the clip, no writing - all sight barred, ie board off and blackout on the computer screen, we all just listened the first time, then I played it again and they used whiteboards to write down what they thought was happening from what they were hearing. After that they got to watch the clip and were amazed at some things they saw and how they related to what they thought they had heard. They had more input on multi-sensory writing before writing 1/2 paragraphs that described a woodland setting.
This week we've started on characters and I used the film again - what a beautifully expressive face the child has on that film! ....we did much other input on characters - how names have an impact and how stories don't need too much detail about characters, only a couple of special ones. I then went off on my ppa and left them to their character profiles...came back to lots of lovely profiles about their friends or fashion models with make up and boyfriends!...Ho hum, back to the drawing board tomorrow!