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This week your daily English challenges are based on the short animation

‘Catch It’

A group of meerkats lovingly tend to a beloved and unique fruit in the middle of the savannah. One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy. Will the meerkats be able to get it back? 


Catch It

English Challenge 1 - Monday 6th July 2020


I have got a list of questions for you to help you discuss and respond to what you have watched and understood about the film clip. You could just talk about them with your adult or have a go at writing some of your answers down in your book to practise your handwriting skills too.

  • What are the meerkats protecting?

  • Why did they want to protect the unique fruit?

  • How do you think they felt when they saw the vulture land on the tree?

  • Do you think the animals are hungry? Why do you think that?

  • Meerkats run in a ‘mob’. How does the mob work together to get the fruit?

  • Do you think the title of the film ‘Catch It’ is appropriate? Why?

  • Draw a picture to show your favourite part of the animation.


English Challenge 2 - Tuesday 7th July 2020


Today’s challenge is to write noun phrases and expanded noun phrases.

Look at this example I have given you using the meerkats image.



First, you need to think of nouns and adjectives to describe the characteristics of the vulture.

Then you should use your ideas to create noun phrases.

Finally, put your noun phrases into complete sentences.



English Challenge 3 - Wednesday 8th July 2020


Today you are going to develop your character description for the vulture.

Think about:

  • What it looks like - its face, body, wings and feet
  • How it moves
  • The sound it might make



Can you think of three differences between the meerkats and the vulture? Which animal do you think is more likely to get the fruit and why?


English Challenge 4 - Thursday 9th July 2020


Watch the animation again and think of what the vulture might be saying to himself or the meerkats during the clip. Think about what makes you laugh; could you add some comedy into your speech bubbles?

Think about what is happening at certain parts and how the vulture’s actions might reflect what he says.


English Challenge 5 - Friday 10th July 2020


Thinking back to the animation and the speech bubbles that you created yesterday, you are going to create a comic strip for ‘Catch It’.

Your comic strip will be told through the perspective of the vulture.

You might want to watch the clip again and pause it at key points that you want to include in your comic strip.