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Cats: Character and Community

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Ages

7–14

Duration

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.

This resource includes

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Character and Community - Cats Catalogue

The Cats Catalogue and competition leaflet to use throughout the resource.

Size: 106.71 MB

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Character and Community - Classroom Poster

The classroom poster with prompts for the My School Community competition

Size: 33.05 MB

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Character and Community - Curtain Up PPT

The PowerPoint presentation for lesson 3, use with accompanying lesson plan

Size: 34.96 MB

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Character and Community - Lesson 1 plan

The lesson plan and activity sheets for lesson 1 - Uncovering Character

Size: 54.90 MB

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Character and Community - Lesson 2 plan

The lesson plan and activity sheets for lesson 2 - Personality to Poem

Size: 55.01 MB

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Character and Community - Lesson 3 plan

The lesson plan and activity sheets for lesson 3 - Character and Community

Size: 75.76 MB

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Character and Community - My School Community competition leaflet

Download the competition form for the My School Community competition.

Size: 29.62 MB

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Character and Community - Personality to Poem

The PowerPoint presentation for lesson 2, use with accompanying lesson plan

Size: 97.98 MB

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Character and Community - Teachers' Notes

An overview of lesson content, documents and materials for the resource.

Size: 148.96 MB

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Character and Community - Uncovering Character PPT

The PowerPoint presentation for lesson 1, use with accompanying lesson plan

Size: 215.87 MB

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This Resource Supports

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

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