Learning By Topic KS2 : YouTube and English

Theme/Spelling words: subscribe, content, documentary, educational, material, advertising, premium, animation, library, trending

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 (it can be fun and be a bit f a nonsense story!). include some effective language features e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.

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 narrative 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, rewrite this story in script format. Then perhaps you could 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)

Write a  letter to the Minister of Education convincing him/her that YouTube is an important learning tool and that YouTube premium should be available to all children for free (funded by the Government). (Genre of writing: Persuasive)

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

With an adult’s 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. *TT: You may want to carry out a draft on paper before you commence your vlog. (Genre of writing: Factual Recount and Discussion)

Write a newspaper report on an (age appropriate) YouTube video that you enjoy watching. (Genre of writing: Report)