The Memory of Fountain

Age Range: 5 - 11

Genre(s): Adventure

The explorations of a man made of water. What will he see? Where will he go?

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Imagine that you had a friend who was made of water. What adventures might you have together?
  • Imagine that you woke up one day and you were made of water. What would you do?
  • Retell the story from the point of view of the man or the cat.
  • Think of some speech for the people at different points in the story.
  • Write a newspaper article about the sighting of a man made of water in your town.
  • Make a list of the things that the man does to help the people. What other things might a person made of water be able to do?
  • Imagine that you had to advertise this film to others. How would you describe it? What persuasive words would you use to encourage people to see it?
  • Write a review of the film.

Science

  • Investigate what happens to water at different temperatures. What happens to the man in the video?
  • Explain why things float? Which materials are better at floating than others?

Design Technology

  • The man plays with a paper boat at one point in the film. Can you try to make one?

Art

  • Create a comic strip about a superhero who can control water.
  • Paint a picture of a man made of water, using watercolour paints.
  • Design a new fountain for the man to live in.

Music

  • Listen to the soundtrack of the video. What do you like / dislike about it? Could you compose a new soundtrack?

Geography

  • Make a poster to teach people about the water cycle.
  • Make a list of the different types of weather that are featured in the film. What causes them? What impact do they have on our lives?

PSHE

  • How do the different people react to seeing the man? Why are people sometimes afraid of new and different things?

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