J1 children using their school iPads

J1 enjoy working with iPads to film, record and edit digital content

Pupils in Year 1 at Highclare Junior School are learning to use technology to create, organise and manipulate digital content.

J1 at Highclare St Paul’s in Sutton Coldfield have learned how to film their role-play on school iPads while reading Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. After making their recordings the children added musical soundtrack to their films.  Yuvraaj Bhogal brought his Tabla, Indian hand drums, into school to play for his group. The children thought the sound was very evocative and having decided on a beat, they recorded one another as they played their soundtracks.

J1 pupil at Highclare St Paul's plays the Tabla

Playing the Tabla drums for the film soundtrack

J1 pupils record a soundtrack on their school iPads

J1 pupils record a soundtrack on their school iPads for ‘Handa’s Surprise’

J1 children using their school iPads

Which sounds make the most effective soundtrack?

Highclare School is an Independent Day School for boys and girls aged 15 months to 18 years.  It is based on 3 separate sites within Sutton Coldfield and Erdington in the West Midlands.