Over the past few weeks the children have listened to the story of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. They have been working collaboratively in groups of three to develop their own piece of script in order to perform in front of their peers. They have worked extremely hard and I’m sure the other year 2 teachers will agree!
Here are their final scripts, why not leave a comment and tell is what you think?
Click on the links below to read the group scripts.
What can we say? We are very proud of ALL the children in our class! They have worked extremely hard and we hope that you enjoy watching this short film as much as they did making it!
Now sit back and enjoy, but beware of the Giant!
Miss Tucker and Mrs Albiston
This week, our mission is to finish our Jack and the Beanstalk video project. There is still a lot to do, but we hope that all the people who visit our blog will help and support us in the next five days.
So. This is what we need to do:
- Rehearse our scripts and work on expression, character voices and clarity.
- Record our scripts using voice recorders.
- Photograph our stage sets.
- Import the voice recordings and photos into Microsoft Moviemaker.
- Sequence the story and edit the eudio.
- Add credits and titles to our videos.
- Publish our videos and upload them to the blog using Vimeo.
Once we have done all of this, we will probably need a weekend… In the last week of half term we will be evaluating our work. Stay tuned!
We are getting so carried away with Jack and the Beanstalk! Let us explain what we are doing in these photographs. We were thinking about what the charaters might say or think so we did a ‘freeze frame’ to help us. The characters even included the beanstalk, clouds, gold coins, the chicken and the harp. They also made us think more about our story writing and it helped us to improve it. The storyboards are nearly ready so keep checking the blog.
We have been VERY busy in the last couple of weeks. We have been working hard in groups of three on our big project for the half term. So how does it all work?
- First we split the story of Jack and the Beanstalk into 10 parts. Each group of three children took a part of the story.
- In our groups we are doing lots of drama, art and talking about the story, about the characters and about the settings. We have been thinking especially about the reasons why different characters behaved in the way that they did – why did Jack’s mum send Jack to sell the cow and not go herself? Why does the old woman live with the Giant? Who is the old man who gives Jack the magic beans?
- We designed stage sets which we are now making into 3d story-boards. You can see how far we have got at the in the photos above.
- We are also writing scripts in our groups. We are thinking about the section of the story that we have designed, and are trying to include lots of detail, description and interesting words. You can see some of our writing here Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 5
- Our next jobs are to practice reading our scripts, deciding on who will take on which roles. We will record ourselves next week.
- We need to photograph our finished boxes, complete with characters that we will make.
- Finally we will put it all together into a film which we will put on the blog… Keep checking!
What do you think of our work? What do you like? What could we improve on?
Today Year two visited the Library Theatre in Manchester. We saw an amazing production of Grimm Tales by Carol Ann Duffy. The cast performed lots of different stories and played some great music too. What did you enjoy about our trip? Leave us a comment!
You can see a video of the cast rehearsing here