Learning By Topic KS2: Netflix and English

Theme/Spelling words: subscription, content, streaming, entertainment, documentary, releases, trending, programmes, original, acclaimed

List spellings in alphabetical order; write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); create a crossword puzzle for your theme words; write your theme words in sentences or use all of them in a short story,

include some figurative language e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.

You are going to carry out a film/movie review in the form of a vlog. It will be on a film/movie of your choice that you have watched on Netflix. 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?) *TT: You may want to carry out a draft on paper before you commence your vlog.  (Genre of writing: Personal Response and Review)

Imagine you are a director and writer and pitching for a Netflix original film. Write a short narrative that will give Netflix an idea of what your film will be about. (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Now, rewrite this story (or a particular scene) in script format. *TT: If you are able to/want to, you may wish to act the scene out with a family member or friend and record it!

What are the flaws of streaming? (Genre of writing: Discussion) *TT: You may want to write a pros and cons list.

Who are Netflix’s main competitors? Do you prefer Netflix to these other streaming networks?

Do you think advertising will ever have a place in Netflix? Why/Why not? (Genre of writing: Persuasive)

Write some lists for: Most popular children’s programs/films on Netflix; Most educational programs/films on Netflix; Ten best programs/films on Netflix (in your opinion); Ten worst programs/films on Netflix (in your opinion); Different categories/genres (e.g.: comedy, drama, fantasy)

Do you think the Parental Controls in Netflix are good enough? If not, what could be done to improve them?