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Cats: Character and Community

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Medium (5-11 activities)

Our Character and Community resource, created to celebrate the release of Tom Hooper's Cats, takes pupils aged 7-14 on a PSHE-led learning sequence which builds towards the creation of an imaginative poem. Along the way pupils will consider identity and personality types and the importance of forming their own opinions of people. The wonderful array of characters and personalities in Cats provide a pivotal creative stimulus for these discussions.

Through the trailer, pupils will also engage with themes of acceptance and redemption and weave an expression of these into their poetry. All pupils will be encouraged to enter the My School Community competition that encourages them to explore the idea of what makes a community for the chance to win a private screening of the film for their class!

Note: the competition closed on 10 January 2020. See the winning entries.

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  • Design and Technology
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • PSHE Education

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