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KS1/2 Literacy - Reading Film at KS1: The Lesson



Tanya Redhead, a teacher at Dulwich Village C of E Infants School, inspires a Year 2 writing session with the short film, Dangle.

The lesson begins with a surprise for the pupils: a rope suspended from the classroom ceiling; mirroring the beginning of the film when the character discovers a rope hanging down from the sky.

The class draws on this experience to write the first part of a three-part story plan. They then act out different rope-pulling scenarios, and imagine how they would feel after pulling the rope.

Tanya and the class also take time to develop their film vocabulary and analyse how elements such as camera angles, sound and special effects helps them to understand the story better.

Published : Nov 2007

15 mins


Primary Teacher


Primary English

Media & moving image


Whole School Issues

Primary Media Literacy


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