Monday, 1 February 2021

Year 4 takes on National Storytelling Week!

This week is National Story Telling Week. We want to do more than just read to you... we want to involve YOU (and possibly your parents/carers) in the reading too! 

In Year 4 we have chosen one of our 105 Books to Read Before You Leave Broadford: Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian and illustrated by Nasaya Mafaridik. It follows a boy called Omar...who is a magnet for trouble! Each chapter is a story of Omar's shenanigans... 

Here's how it will work:
  1. Your parent/carer will fill in the form to consent your video uploading to the YouTube channel. 
  2. Find out on this document which pages you will be reading. Teachers will send you a few pages of the book on Google Classroom.
  3. Practise reading it before you film yourself; the book is full of crazy illustrations and bolded words! You'll need your wildest expressions...
  4. Film yourself when you are ready. Find a comfortable place (you can get all your toys and pillows in the background too!) Make sure it is filmed landscape, and you are placed towards the side of the shot (as Miss Young will edit your video to put a picture of the text on the other side; see below for examples)
  5. Upload your video to the Google Drive Folder. (Take a look at the pictures below to see how you can upload a file)
  6. All the video clips will then be edited and compiled together so that a YouTube playlist will go up on the Broadford YouTube channel for everyone to see and share!

This year, Year 4 are so excited to have a community of readers reading during National Storytelling Week. Parents and carers, you are more than welcome to join in and read as well! The last question on the form consents yourself to be uploaded to the YouTube channel. Joining in will be a huge deal for all the children, and will get them excited to continue reading! Thank you in advance for putting yourself out there; we truly appreciate it. 

If you have any questions, please email us at