Rob Smith is the curator of the Literacy Shed. He has been a Primary School Teacher for 10 years working in The Midlands and in Greater Manchester.
Rob was a class teacher, Literacy leader and member of a successful management team.
In 2012 Rob built the Literacy Shed on his dining room table, joined by some great collaborators such as Lee Parkinson and John Murray. Soon afterwards the website was attracting visitors in their thousands from all around the world....
About The Literacy Shed
Most of the resources can be used in KS1 and KS2 but some do lend themselves to the upper age group and above and therefore should be used with caution. The aim is to provide high quality resources that can be used in stand alone literacy lessons, can form the basis for a whole Literacy unit or can support literacy units that you already have in place. With the many book based activities I would advocate using the book alongside the digital resource.
This site is intended for use by teachers to use with the children in the class when they find the films relevant and suitable. Many of the films on the site are student short films so have not been classified by the BFi as U, PG, etc so teachers should watch films and use those that they deem appropriate for the children in their care.
We have added some classifications to the films such as KS1, KS2, KS2+ and KS3, these are guidelines only.