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Catch It

Monday

 

Watch the film and create a comic strip of the story. Remember to include thoughts in the 'thought' bubbles and speech in the 'speech' bubbles! 

 

*Challenge: Can you write a short sentence to go with each picture, explaining what is happening?

 

**Challenge: Can you extend your sentences by using a coordinating conjunction (and, but, so, or) to link two sentences together?

Tuesday

 

Watch the film again. Pause the film after 56 seconds when all of the meerkats have come outside.

 

Questions to ask:

 

  • Where are the meerkats sleeping at the beginning?
  • How many of them are there?
  • Why do you think they are sleeping huddled together?
  • Describe the setting outside in three sentences.
  • What are the meerkats looking for when they come out of
  • hibernation?

 

Have a look at the pictures below. Think of some adjectives that you could use to describe:

  • the meerkats
  • the burrow
  • the pomegranate
  • the tree
  • the vulture
  • the sky or the sun

Can you write some sentences to accompany the video, making sure you put some adjectives (describing words) in each?

 

E.g. The furry meerkat peeped out from the deepdark burrow.

Thursday

 

Watch the film again. Pause the film after 1:33 after the vulture has spotted the fruit.

 

Questions to ask:

 

  • What does the fruit look like?
  • How do you imagine it to taste?
  • If the meerkats could talk, what might they say to each other as they stare at the fruit in the tree?
  • Why do they hide as the vulture lands on the tree?
  • Do you think the vulture is going to let them have the fruit? Explain your answer.

 

Verb Poem
Verbs are often action words. They can describe physical
actions and mental actions. Fill the grid below by creating a
list of verbs which happen in the clip. You might need to
watch the clip again.

 

cheering sleeping running cuddling
       
       

 

This is a verb poem. It tells the story of what happened in the clip. Use some of your verbs from the grid to create your very own verb poem.

 

Creatures sleeping,

Animals cuddling,

Mouths yawning,

Tummy rumbling, etc

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