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This week your daily challenges are based on the short film ‘Something Fishy’.


'Something Fishy' is a story about a young lady who is sitting quietly in a launderette. She is doing her washing when she notices something strange. Then, she looks inside the machine and sees that her clothes have come to life.


Something Fishy

Still image for this video

Monday 4th May 2020


Watch the film clip.


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 ‘Something Fishy. 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.


Pause at 14 seconds

  •  Where is the young lady?
  •  What is she doing there?
  •  How is she feeling and how do you know?


Pause at 31 seconds

  • What does the lady see in the washing machine?
  • Why do you think she looks around the room after seeing them?
  • What else might she see in there?


Pause at 1 minute

  • Do you think it was a good idea to go into the machine and why?
  • What are the fish made out of?
  • What is the seaweed made from?


Pause at 1min 26 seconds

  • How do you think the lady feels after seeing all of these creatures?
  • What might she be thinking?
  • Which is your favourite creature?


 Pause at 1min 56 seconds

  • How did the lady feel when she saw the shark and how do you know?
  • How did she feel when she finally escaped?
  • How did she feel about the trousers in the end?

Tuesday 5th May 2020


Replay the film again.

For today’s task you need to draw a story map for the film clip ‘Something Fishy’. I have added an example of a story map to remind you what they look like.



Write a sentence for each picture on your story map. Try to include time sequencing words and phrases.





Wednesday 6th May 2020


Today we are going to focus on creating expanded noun phrases and choosing effective verbs to describe the underwater creatures.

I am going to use seaweed as my example.

First, we must think about what it is made from.

Can we think of an adjective to describe it?

Can we come up with an expanded noun phrases to describe it?

E.g. Tall, metal seaweed made from tokens.


Can we think of a verb which effectively describes what it is doing (action)?

E.g. Grows towards the light on the surface.


Now we can now put these together, e.g. Tall, metal seaweed made from tokens grows towards the light on the surface.

Now have a go at doing this for objects/creatures. Use the table to help you.


Thursday 7th May 2020


Today you are going to imagine that you are inside the washing machine. You are going to write a description of what you can see. Use the expanded noun phrases and verbs from yesterday to help you. 

Use the example in the picture to give you some ideas of how to set out your writing. Remember to use capital letter, commas, full stops and neat handwriting.