Dear Parents and Carers
Education charity Into Film has a pack of useful teaching tools to help children of all ages with literacy, creative writing, critical thinking, film making and other skills to continue to learn while the schools are closed.
Into Film is a UK-wide organisation with a regional hub in Northern Ireland, which aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s education, helping to support their academic, cultural, and social development.
Sean Kelly of Into Film said: “This will be a difficult time for families, and we want to make our resources and support freely available to everyone.
“These activities will provide help for teachers and parents by providing simple, easy and useful tasks that young people can complete unaided.
Among other things, our activities will give young people the ability to turn any film or television viewing into an educational experience.”
The activities include writing film reviews, exploring film genres, curating cinema programmes and making your own movie.
Into Film’s review writing guides can help young people apply their film knowledge, critical thinking and literacy skills to any film, providing a valuable and entertaining means of honing their English and writing skills.
Young people can also submit their review to the Into Film website for entry in the Review of the Week competition.
There are great prizes to be won including film prizes and family cinema vouchers to help support cinemas when they reopen.
Online activities also encourage and support young people to make films that can be done on a mobile phone or tablet.
And, its ongoing Film of the Month competition offers the perfect way for young people to keep busy with a practical project that can be completed within the home, enhancing various skills including organisation, planning, Information Technology and creative thinking.
Into Film’s aim is to support as many teachers and parents as possible in the coming weeks, by keeping children intellectually stimulated and entertained.
Polish you tiara and straighten your black tie as Mrs Baxter’s INTO Film Club get ready to walk the red carpet…
Fabulous news to hear that Mrs Baxter’s INTO Film Club has been nominated for Club of the Year…
Dunn Street Primary School in Jarrow, near Newcastle, recently took pupils from each year group to the Into Film Festival, and HLTA Mrs Baxter got in touch to explain the wide-reaching impact of their Festival visits and the Into Film offer in general. She also told us how her Into Film Club went about raising money to help pay for students’ travel expenses.
Into Film’s Daniel Jarvis recently visited Dunn Street to see their Into Film Club in action. “I had the privilege of visiting Dunn Street Primary School and it was a pleasure to see Mrs Baxter’s Into Film Club in action. All of the club members were engaged with the review tasks Mrs Baxter set the group, with the older members helping the young ones with their film reviews. There was a real sense that the club was a big part of the school, a club that the children got so much from.”
Well done to all members of the club and thanks to Mrs Baxter and Mrs Moore for their hard work and dedication to get the club to this point…
We will let you know how we get on in the middle of March!!
Mondays (11th November onwards) KS2 Cheerleading Squad 3.30pm-4.30pm
Tuesdays (Sept onwards) Y5/6 Running 8.15am-8.45am
Wednesdays (Sept onwards) KS2 Into Film Club 3.30pm-5pm
Thursdays (Sept onwards) Y5/6 Running 8.15am-8.45am
Thursdays (Sept onwards) KS2 Gardening 3.30pm-4.30pm
Now that the ground work has been done by the pupils, Y4/5 will have a full gardening afternoon 19th and 26th September. Y5/6 will garden the afternoons of 3rd and 10th October and Y3/4 will garden the afternoons of 17th and 24th October.
Due to the change in the weather, and in an effort to keep mess to a minimum, when your child is gardening, ideally, they will have a pair of wellies AND A BAG in which to keep them and at the very least an old pair of shoes or boots AND A BAG in which to keep them. This means that hopefully mud will be kept outside and not brought into school!
Y5/6 Running Club – Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.15am
KS2 Into Film Club – Wednesdays 3.30pm – 5pm
KS2 Gardening – Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Elite Gymnastics – Wednesdays 8.15am
Please note that Running Club will start at 815am from 15th January to allow runners to access the Bagel Bar before school starts. We are also launching our Just Giving Page to generate much needed funds towards a Skillforce Programme for Y5/6 that will start after February half-term.
Due to small numbers, and staffing, I am unfortunately unable to offer Reading Club on Monday and Wednesday to Y5/6.
You will be provided with details of Into Film start date when Mrs Baxter returns to work.
Monday – Cheerleading Squad 3.30pm – 4.15pm start date: 7th January
Tuesday – Miss Noble’s Class Running 8.15am start date: 8th January
Tuesday – KS1 Multi Skills 3.30pm – 4.30pm start date: 15th January
Thursday – Miss Noble’s Class Running 8.15am start date: 10th January
Thursday – Y2/Y3 Parent/Pupil Rugby 3.30pm-4.30pm start date 17th January
About Into Film
Into Film gives every child and young person aged 5 to 19 in the UK the chance to experience film creatively.
Their UK-Wide Programme
They support teachers and educators to achieve a wide range of effective learning outcomes in their use of film. Their programme includes a network of extra-curricular film clubs, resources for use in clubs and in the classroom, training opportunities, a cinema-based film festival and our annual Awards. It has been designed to meet the needs of all four nations in the UK.
Our upper KS2 club starts on 6th November and will run on Tuesdays from 3.30pm until 5pm. See Miss Noble or Mrs Baxter for further details.