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Primary English example (teacher-created)

This video is a five shot film created to demonstrate the use of phonics for the letter 'S'.
Today we are learning a new sound. Our new sound is s. We are now going to look at the picture of the sun. Sun begins with an s sound. Can we all say s-sun. This is snakey. He will help us with our new sound. Snake starts with s. Can we all say s-snake. This is the sss sound. Can everyone say s-sit. Now, we will put our magic finger in the air and practice how to write the s sound.

In the video above, a teacher has used a range of shots to explore phonics through the letter ’S’.

When making a film for use in the classroom or online you don’t need to spend huge amounts of time creating it. The aim is not necessarily full cinematic mastery (at least not when you start!) but rather the production of a useful tool for students. Whatever the outcome, setting your pupils the task of making a film at home to explain a topic is a great way to supplement their online lessons.

The teacher in this film could perhaps extend her work through the creation of a phonics alphabet for her class to access whenever they need to.

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