News – Home Learning Resources

Latest – another brand new and free Home Learning Film Literacy Teaching sequence – The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse

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This is a another sequence of lessons that moves from prediction to publishing through a series of lessons based upon a short film. This project is totally free and fully resourced with downloadable presentations and resources. It is mainly aimed at schools supporting  children’s home learning but is open to all whatever the circumstances.

This sequence would be particularly suited to the needs of teachers setting home learning tasks for Y2, Y3, Y4 and Y5 children who have not yet returned to school.

My grateful thanks to film makers Camille Chaix – Hugo Jean – Juliette Jourdan – Marie Pillier and Kevin Roger for permission to use this film.

The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse on Vimeo

The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse Prediction Phase

The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse Comprehension Phase

The short story of a fox and a mouse Phases 3/4/5 – Planning – Drafting – Editing – Publishing

New! – Free Home Learning Film Literacy Teaching sequence for EYFS – KS1 and KS2

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Introducing my home learning film literacy resource. This is a sequence of lessons that moves from prediction to publishing through a series of lessons based upon the short film Once upon a Blue Moon by Steve Boot. This project is totally free and fully resourced with downloadable presentations and resources. It is mainly aimed at schools supporting  children’s home learning but is open to all whatever the circumstances.

A special thanks to Steve Boot for allowing me to use stills from the film in the materials.

Please get in touch through email on my contact page or via twitter @philipgwebb if you have any questions or would like to share any work from your children.

Follow the links below to access the materials from each phase.

Once upon a blue moon – Phase 1 Prediction

Once Upon a Blue Moon – Phase 2 Comprehension

Information about the Cs and Ss

Once Upon a Blue Moon – Phases 3/4/5 – Planning – Drafting – Editing – Publishing

There is also a page of EYFS ideas – link below

Once Upon a Blue Moon – EYFS Ideas

New additions!

Free resources and initiatives provided for home learning or use in school – updated 1 June 2020

Family Activity Pack from Empathy Lab for Empathy day on 9 June 2020

Home Learning Resources from CLPE (Power of Reading subscription required)

EEF resources to support home reading and home learning

Film in a Fortnight resources from Into Film

Open University – Supporting Reading at Home

Poetry with Matt Abbott in association with the National Literacy Trust

Staying safe with The Gruffalo

The Humble Mayor of Grumble – a fable for our times by Hilary Robinson and Ste Johnson

Phonics

PhonicsPlay 

Interactive phonics games and resources

PhonicsPlay Comics

Decodable comics aligned to phonics phases – new to me and quite wonderful!

Film Literacy from Into Film (free account required)

Into Film C and S resources

The 3Cs (colour, camera, character) and the 3Ss, (story, setting, sound) can be used to help students discuss and analyse all the elements of a film text. Working with the 3Cs and 3Ss enables students to make connections between the features of all texts, and develop their decoding, encoding, reading and writing skills.

Free Into Film activities for young people to do at home

Film making memory card game – careers quiz – review template – make a thaumatrope –  top 5 film making tips – film poster template – plan a film party – hair and make-up design –  costume design – design a film party

Film Literacy Activities

This literacy pack provides a range of worksheets for analysing the storyline and characters within any film. There are also worksheets to help young people to develop their personal analysis and interpretation of the film in addition to a section on filmmaking tasks. The final section contains worksheets to promote extended writing to develop the learning from any film.

Authors and Poets

@reading_realm on twitter and FB 

…live poetry, sign language and readings of poems…’

@EarlyTrain on twitter – poems read by Matt Goodfellow

Radioblogging with Pie Corbett et al

‘RadioBlogging – daily shows with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged, brought to you by Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockey and Russell Prue, just listen and blog, it’s live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day for your students whether at home or in school.’

Cressida Cowell reading How to Train your Dragon

Tom Palmer reads Incredible Edible

Daily writing activities from Brian Moses

Piers Torday story time on Instagram Live =  @piers_torday

Books and Audio Stories 

Free Oxford Owl ebooks

Free audio stories from Audible

Family Support

Literacy Trust Family Zone

‘As a response to school closures, we have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months we will be updating this as often as we can with new and useful content for parents.

Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.

You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.’

National Organisations and Charities

Free writing activities from Pobble

Free resources from The Literacy Shed

Free resources from CLPE

Friends!

Free online activities from Alison Philipson

… and finally follow @idletim on twitter for all round good advice