World Class films for infants

These resources are suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils.

To help present the films to students, short introductions are provided as an optional teaching guide.

Growing up in an Indian village

Growing up in an Indian village

Suraj is seven years old. He lives in a tiny village called Gurjola, in India.

Here, we find out what daily life is like for Suraj as he takes us through his morning routine and his trip to school. We also find out what he wants to be when he grows up.

Think about what makes Suraj's life similar or different to yours. What would you ask Suraj if you met him?

This video has been taken from the longer film, 'The Village Computer', a Schools World Service film produced in association with the British Council.

School journeys with Chico the dog

School journeys with Chico

We all take a journey to school. Some of us walk, others cycle and some will travel by bus or car.

Alex, his little sister Lara and their dog Chico are about to show us their journey to school as they travel by car through the countryside.

Alex and Lara go to a school in Sutton, an English town, and their school is friends with another school in Kenya, a country in Africa.

They made this film so that the children in Kenya could see what their journey to school is like.

What is your journey to school like? How would you describe it to someone who lived in a different country?

A full assembly script for Key Stage 2 pupils is also available here.

St Botolph's say 'hello' to the world

St Botoph's Mexican Wave!

St Botolph's are an English primary school. They wanted to say 'hello' to the world, so they made this video of themselves doing a Mexican wave!

This is a good way to say 'hello', as people all over the world understand what Mexican waves mean.

Can you think of anything else that would be recognised by people everywhere around the world? (Hints: What about clapping? Smiling?)

Going back to school

Merlin Diamond goes back to school

Merlin Diamond is a sprinter from Namibia, a country in Africa. She's known as 'the Cheetah of Namibia' because she runs so fast.

Merlin always had to work hard and show determination to achieve her dreams.

In this video, she goes back to her old primary school to ask pupils there what their hopes are for the future.

Merlin asks: 'What are you doing at primary school right now that you would like to do for the rest of your life?'

A full assembly script for Key Stage 2 pupils is also available here.

A song from Jamaica

A song from Jamaica

Listen to this song sung by primary school children from Jamaica.

The children chose this song to sing to a school in England who they were friends with. Which song would you choose to sing to another school?

These children go to a school called Waldensia Primary, which was where sprinter Usain Bolt grew up.

Have you heard of Usain Bolt? Do you know of any famous people who used to go to your school?

The School Canoe

The School Canoe

This 'school canoe' picks up pupils on the banks of the River Napo in Ecuador.

Without it most of these children would not be able to attend school as the journey through the forest is too difficult.

Do you know anyone who has a difficult or interesting journey to school?

A full assembly script for Key Stage 2 pupils is also available here.

Learning about different cultures

Learning about Indian culture

This primary school in Northern Ireland decided to learn about India.

They put on a special assembly with Indian music and dancing, and made their own saris, a type of clothing worn by many Indian women.

What do you know about India? Which country would you like to learn more about?

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