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Using Film



Three primary teachers share their strategies for using film to support Key Stage 2 literacy, by looking at character, colour, sound, setting and symbolism, in this CPD resource.

At Morden Primary School in London teachers Peta Blow, Andrew Pronger and Anna Diamant regularly use film as a way of supporting literacy.

The benefit of using film, particularly those without dialogue, is that every pupil can access the story and it can be explored from the most simplistic level to the most complex.

The teachers discuss how they enthuse pupils' learning with methods such as playing the soundtrack of the film without pictures, which encourages pupils to infer and deduce what is going on through the music.

They also talk about how colour affects the mood and atmosphere of a scene and the key features of settings, which is particularly useful when studying the science fiction genre.

Published : Feb 2011

04 mins


Lesson Planning Pack - Media


Primary Teacher


Primary English

Media & moving image

Whole School Issues

Primary CPD


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