The Singing Street (clip 3)
Traditional children's street games
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Collection of children's street games filmed in the back streets of Edinburgh accompanied by traditional children's songs. Includes skipping, ball games and hopscotch.
Questions & Activities
- What do these clips tell us and why do we need clips like these?
- Who do you think shot this film and why?
- What playground rhymes and songs do you know?
- What would these children think about how modern children spend their spare time?
- What qualities does this clip share with a modern rock video?
- Count how many long shots are used in the extracts and say what effect this has.
- What genre could these clips be put into?
Health and Wellbeing / PSE: Research traditional playground games so that you can teach them to another class at playtime.
Health and Wellbeing / Expressive Arts / Media Studies: Make a video record of games that you play now.
Media Studies / English: Storyboard and make a rock video for a playground tune.
English / Music: Re-write the song with modern items, for example, "I sent out for iPods oh aye, oh ayeâ¦.".
Maths / Health and Wellbeing: Think of as many modern day items for her to fetch. Make up your own skipping clapping game to demonstrate understanding number bonds, times-tables.
PSE / Health and Wellbeing: Invent a new playground song to accompany skipping or other playground activity.
English: Freeze clip on one shot and create a story around the characters.
English: Write in any way you wish with a freeze frame from the clip.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|Genre||Documentary, Education, Amateur|
|School Subject||Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing, English, Mathematics, History, Social Studies, Physical Education|
|Attributes||Black and White, Sound|
|References||Skip For Scotland.|