Learning By Topic KS1: YouTube and English

Theme/Spelling words: subscribe, content, upload, educational, material, advertise, views, video, library, trending

List spellings in alphabetical order.

Write your theme words in sentences, try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

You are going to carry out a book review (on a book of your choice) in the form of a vlog – think about what makes a vlog interesting, remember to rate your review (will this be a rating out of 5 stars? Or will you come up with your own vlogging rating scheme?) Top Tip: You may want to carry out a draft on paper before you commence your vlog.  (Genre of writing: Personal Response and Review)

Write a story in the form of a mystery! YouTube should somehow be involved in your story – will your main character get sucked into the YouTube video they are watching?! (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Now, see if you can perform your story. Top Tip: If your story requires more than one character, get a parent, sibling or friend to join in! Now record it as if you might post it to YouTube! (Cross Curricular: Drama)

Do you think YouTube is educational? Why/why not? (Genre of writing: Persuasive)

Write an acrostic poem with the word ‘YouTube’. (Genre of writing: Poetry)

With adult supervision, watch a news program and choose one story that grabbed your interest. You may want to look for further information about this news story and then create a vlog expressing your thoughts and opinions. Top Tip: You may want to carry out a draft on paper before you commence your vlog. (Genre of writing: Factual Recount and Discussion)