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Photo to Film

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Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

This cross-curricular resource for Year Three pupils (ages 7-8) focuses on analysing portrait photographs for their framing, context and character before translating this understanding into the making of a two-shot film. It is designed to be delivered in one half day PSHE/Art and Design/Literacy/Computing lesson, with a photo-gathering task completed in advance.

Photo to Film is a UK-wide Into Film resource that complements the Tate Year 3 Project, a partnership project between the Tate, Artangel and A New Direction.

Working with Steve McQueen, from autumn 2018, the project invites every Year 3 class across London to take part in the largest group portrait ever made an epic picture of the city's pupils and rich civic diversity. It is a unique chance for London's seven to eight-year-olds to explore their hopes and futures in an entirely free to access programme with core curriculum outcomes, Citizenship and PSHE activities.

During autumn and spring term 2018-19, a Tate photographer will visit schools across the capital, taking class photographs for the artist to form a vast exhibition of tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils who will be centre stage for six months.

For more information and to sign up your school, visit

This resource includes

ppt - photo to film ppt

Photo to Film presentation

PowerPoint presentation containing class prompts and short film exemplars.

Size: 27.39 MB

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Photo to Film teachers' notes

Teachers' guidance, activity sheets and letter to parents.

Size: 474 KB

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This Resource Supports

  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Digital
  • Information Computing Technology
  • PSHE Education

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