Hi people Like many others we have embarked on a new creative curriculum at our school where by we can choose any topic we wish to and make subject links from there. Having had a discussion with my class and support staff we have settled on 'Movies' as out first topic. The class are very much looking forward to this and I really want it to work. Between us we have come up with quite a few ideas as listed below (we keep maths, RE, PHSCE and PE separate generally) <u>Literacy</u> - Film to narrative, speech, scripts, characterisation, story writing, interviews, actor/actress study, advertising <u>Science</u> - Light and Sound -Lighting in films, music in films, pitch, speed etc <u>History</u> - History of film, old films (such as silent films), before films existed (shows), punch and judy <u>Geog</u> - Hollywood - Bollywood studies, Movies from diff countires, sets of famous movies <u>Music</u> - Bollywood music and dancing, make background music for films <u>Art/ DT</u> - Film sets, Props and costume design and making, making products to advertise in literacy, designing case for DVD, costumes, film make up <u>ICT</u> - Photography and filming, research, photo story, movie maker, music for films <u>Other</u> - Different peoples roles in making films. Watching half of a film and predicting the ending, how cinemas work, who invents films, Can you creative people add to this list? I am very excited about doing this, however (as people said it would be) it is quite daunting to plan and make good links!! Also, we are supposed to have as many 'hook ins' as possible. Things such as trips, visitors, dress up days etc. Does anyone have any ideas for these? I have been emailing small time directors, actors, filming companies, cinemas, film studios etc with little luck so far. I really want plenty of unusual activities to ensure that the children remain interested. Sorry for the long post, any ideas VERY gratefully received.