Sunday, July 21, 2024


by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11

A fisherman in a storm has a strange encounter…

Watch this video with your children, and then try some of our teaching and activity ideas below.

Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • Write your own story with the title ‘Whoosh’.
  • Think of some narration for this story.
  • Describe the setting of this animation.
  • Describe the character. Who is he? What is he doing?
  • Pause the video at different points (e.g. 0:08, 0:18, 0:25, 0:45 and 1:02) and write a paragraph to describe what is happening.
  • Write a prequel to this story. Where has the man been? Where is he going?
  • Write the next part of the story. What happens to the man and his boat?
  • Who is the mysterious character that the man sees? Where did it come from? Create a new story in which this character appears.
  • Imagine that you could interview the characters in the animation. What would you ask them? How might they respond?


  • Investigate which materials float and which sink.


  • Record your own narration and add this to the movie.

Design Technology

  • Create your own model boat and test if it floats.
  • Compete with your friends to design (and build) a model boat that will carry the largest amount of cargo.


  • Create a painting / collage showing a boat on rough seas.


  • Compose a soundtrack for this animation.

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