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Tuesday 12th January 2021

WALT: describe the emotions of a character in a moment of tension


We would love if you could join us for our live lesson this morning at 9.30am. We will be continuing our work on the short film called ‘The Lighthouse’


If you cannot join us this time, please work through the resources below and choose a challenge to work through before submitting your work to Purple Mash.


The Lighthouse

Can you write a list of emotions to describe how the lighthouse keeper is feeling throughout this clip?


Can you write a few questions you could ask the Lighthouse keeper to find out:

How he felt
What thoughts he experienced
What physical response he had when the lamp went out and shattered

Emotions Graph

An emotion graph is used to track a character’s emotions throughout a story when different events happen.

Hot Task Example


Show don’t Tell

-Describe their body language
-Describe their facial expressions
-Describe their feelings and emotions
-Describe their actions


As the giant bulb shattered onto the concrete floor, the lighthouse keeper felt sick to the pit of his stomach. What was he going to do? Sweat poured down his furrowed brow and his palms felt clammy as he clasped them together nervously. With wide eyes, he looked out over the pitch-black sea, towards the glaring light of the fast approaching ship. His heart skipped a beat when he thought about what might happen.

Independent Activities

Pick an activity to complete from today’s English page on the website


* Mild – Write a list of words to describe how the lighthouse keeper felt during the clip (from 1:00- 2:03). Can you use an online thesaurus to uplevel your vocabulary choices?


Challenge! Can you write some sentences including the words you have written?


** Spicy – Have a go at drawing an emotions graph for the lighthouse keeper throughout the clip using the following events:

How he feels when:

  • He is sitting at his desk listening to the villagers
  • The wind blows the candle out
  • He runs up the stairs
  • He finds the halted machinery
  • He breaks the lamp
  • The villagers appear
  • They divert the ship from hitting the rocks


*** Hot – Underline any examples of ‘show not tell’ in the WAGOLL description.


Challenge! Have a go at writing your own paragraph using ‘show not tell’ to describe how the lighthouse keeper was feeling when the villagers turned up with their lanterns and the ship was diverted