This page includes downloadable PDF primary and secondary teaching resources on review writing and critical thinking broken into separate study guides for each age category.
For Early Years and Foundation Stage teachers there is also a set of Teachers’ Notes with suggested activities for exploring the use of posters and visual imagery in film.
We hope that using the resources will engage your students with critical thinking, the process of review writing and will encourage them to enter the Young Film Critic competition.
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Young Film Critics
11-19 year range Teachers’ Notes (pdf) A set of teachers’ notes for KS3 & KS4 which looks at how review writing can be incorporated across a variety of subjects and curricula.
The value of critics (pdf) A resource aimed at teachers of KS3 & KS4 exploring the value of critics.
The purpose of reviews (pdf) A resource aimed at teachers of KS3 & KS4 exploring the purpose of reviews.
How to write an effective review (pdf) A resource aimed at teachers of KS3 & KS4 which investigates how to write an effective review.
7-11 year range Teachers’ Notes (pdf) An outline of how these resources fit with Literacy, Citizenship and Modern Foreign Languages teaching and learning at Key Stage 2.
Young Film Critic (pdf) A KS2 student activity pack exploring why film reviewing is important and providing guidance on how to write an engaging film review.
Mini Film Fan Mini Film Fan (pdf) A primary resource aimed at teachers of KS1 and Early Years Foundation Stage, which explores the use of posters and visual imagery in film.