Alan Marshall Bella Edwards Bob Howourth Brian Davis Brenda Cook Carol Chilcott Claude Rimmer David Conn David Glover-Kirk David Parry-Jones David Scott David Talbot faustus group Jack Mundy Jacky Long Joan Clews Joan Goodyear John Vowles Kathy Stewart Kevin Hogan Lizzie Lane Lyn Martin Mary Lansdown Nicholas Selway Peter Sutton Richard Edwards Robert Chapman Robert Tooze Royston Tanner Sarah McGreevy Stephen Canaby This River Winding Tina Kelly Tom Hodson georgeT
notes for teachers 1-2 preparing for the film 3 viewing the film 4-5 after viewing

6-9 themes 10-11 time to go 12 poetry workshop KS2 worksheets

Sessions 4 - 5: after viewing

brenda and her father
Brenda and her Dad

session 4: character




Activity: In small groups or as carousel, use the worksheets enlarged to A3 to generate children’s responses to the different characters and to discuss how they are constructed in the film.

Ideas for plenary:

session 5: setting




Show the film:

List the settings as they occur in the film:


They should choose one of these settings from the film and describe it to their partner. The description will include:

Make a rough labeled sketch to help visualise the setting.

Show the film again. The children should compare their sketch with the part of the film in which it is shown.

Ideas for plenary:

Discuss the different settings in turn:

extension activities


Ask the children to:

If you would like to contribute children’s artwork to the online gallery, go to the Over to you! section of this resource for further details.

To see examples of children’s poetry and paintings click here.


The first part of the story took place in the 1940’s.
Discuss what the children notice about Brenda’s classroom from the 1940’s which is different from their classroom today. What can they see in there?

Ask the children to discuss what they think the filmmakers have done to the classroom in Ashton Gate School, Bristol, in order to make the classroom look like a 1940’s classroom.

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