At Nodehill during SATs week in May, non Yr 6 classes always go form-based and so have the opportunity to take part in creative projects they wouldn't normally have the time to complete in a typical week. This year, I wanted my Year 7 form to produce a short film revising a topic we had studied in French. The idea was for them to express their creativity, work collaboratively in small groups and see what they could come up with.
Many chose to make one stop animations using a digital camera and Movie Maker. Others experimented with MS Paint and Macromedia Flash and a couple of groups shot short video clips with puppets.
Have a listen too to the pupils talking about their filmmaking experiences and how much they enjoyed the project.