Rock, Paper, Scissors

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Sam Collins

Three very different characters help each other out and become firm friends.

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Stop the film at 0:56, before the Android logo comes up. Explain this is a film to promote a brand - what brand do you think it could be and what makes you think that?
  • Write instructions to play the game “Rock Paper Scissors”.
  • Compare with some other stories about bullying,  for example, There's a boy in the girls’ bathroom by Louis Sachar and Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne.
  • Create social media profiles for the three main characters. What are their names? What kinds of things do they like to do?
  • Stop the film at various points (for example 0:03 0:12 0:48). What are the characters thinking?
  • Write and perform a play based on the advert.
  • Write a letter from one of the main characters describing the events of the film.
  • Stop the film at 0:17 and write a description of each of the bullying characters. What details are added to make them more convincing characters?
  • Write the story from the viewpoint of one of the bullies.
  • Write what happens next. What adventures do the friends go on together?
  • Write a report about the bullying incidents for the school’s head teacher.

Maths

  • Put the class into groups of three. Two play an agreed number of games of Rock, Paper, Scissors ( ideally 100) while the other records the winner each time. Before you start, ask the children to predict which one will win most often. Transfer findings on to a  barchart or other way of presenting the information. Did the results confirm their initial ideas? Why or why not? Discuss what might influence the results. Compare results between groups. If there are differences, why might that be?

Science

  • The three rocks in the film are all of different types. Give the children a collection of different types of rock and investigate their pro