BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Phase 3 Phonics

Phase 3 Phonics

Phase 3 Phonics

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Tentacle are super excited to shout about this commission for BBC Bitesize. We worked with the BBC to develop a series of 27 animations to help KS1 children with the basics of Phase 3 Phonics and Tricky Words. As part of the commission we also worked on a bank of illustrations to work across the interactive website learning engine.

The project follows the journey of two eccentric wizards that work together to conjure letters and words to make up funny and relatable sentences.  

Tentacle are super excited to shout about this commission for BBC Bitesize. We worked with the BBC to develop a series of 24 animations to help KS1 children with the basics of Phase 3 Phonics and Tricky Words. As part of the commission we also worked on a bank of illustrations to work across the interactive website learning engine.

The project follows the journey of two eccentric wizards that work together to conjure letters and words to make up funny and relatable sentences.  

Project Journey

Project Journey

Project Journey

The Challenge

The Challenge

The Challenge

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Two conjurors are on the lookout for the most mystical and powerful artifacts in the land… consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs/trigraphs and tricky words.

Tentacles challenge.... to make these fun, exciting whilst making the learning objectives clear!

Two conjurors are on the lookout for the most mystical and powerful artifacts in the land… consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs/trigraphs and tricky words.

Tentacles challenge.... to make these fun, exciting whilst making the learning objectives clear!

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We worked on a format that would reflect the way Phonics is taught in school. Using a see it, hear it, say it model of learning. 

With the general concept being fantastical, it’s an opportunity to give children more confidence and encourage fun learning with creative thinking as no idea is too ridiculous.

We worked on a format that would reflect the way Phonics is taught in school. Using a see it, hear it, say it model of learning. 

With the general concept being fantastical, it’s an opportunity to give children more confidence and encourage fun learning with creative thinking as no idea is too ridiculous.

The Solution

The Solution

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We wanted to make something that would be easy to read no matter what device its viewed on. By using a strong contrast and no gradients we can ensure that the words stand out from the characters and environments.

We wanted to make something that would be easy to read no matter what device its viewed on. By using a strong contrast and no gradients we can ensure that the words stand out from the characters and environments.

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The two main characters are a comedy duo, playing tricks on each other with their magic powers. We wanted to have two wizards stand out aswell as be able to conjure in the learning objectives as the videos progress. 

The two main characters are a comedy duo, playing tricks on each other with their magic powers. We wanted to have two wizards stand out aswell as be able to conjure in the learning objectives as the videos progress. 

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We designed the wizards in vector used a stroke to make them and their actions stand out from the background. 

We designed the wizards in vector used a stroke to make them and their actions stand out from the background. 

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The environments didnt want to be too flat, lifeless nor to complex, so we added layers to give them depth. Kept the colours blocky and the details subtle in contrast to the characters, text and items that appear throughout.

Look carefully in the animation as there are hidden animal antics in the backgrounds! 

The environments didnt want to be too flat, lifeless nor to complex, so we added layers to give them depth. Kept the colours blocky and the details subtle in contrast to the characters, text and items that appear throughout.

Look carefully in the animation as there are hidden animal antics in the backgrounds! 

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Another exciting part to the project that no one really never sees is the voice recording which was done locally at Neon Studios. 

Another exciting part to the project that no one really never sees is the voice recording which was done locally at Neon Studios. 

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The Result

The Result

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The Phonics is a tiny part of the vast resources that BBC Bitesize has to offer. Its all original content thats being updated all the time! We are proud to sit amongst this vast library of learning material. 

The Phonics is a tiny part of the vast resources that BBC Bitesize has to offer. Its all original content thats being updated all the time! We are proud to sit amongst this vast library of learning material. 

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... just for fun!

... just for fun!

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01785 281 647

 

 

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ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

Visit 

 Woodings Yard,

ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

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ST17 4BG

01785 281 647

 

 

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(C) 2019 Tentacle Media Limited         Company No: 07060993        VAT No: 144788575        All Rights Reserved.

(C) 2019 Tentacle Media Limited         Company No: 07060993        VAT No: 144788575        All Rights Reserved.