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Forest Town

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This week your daily challenges will be based on the short film

 'A Cloudy Lesson'  


The animation is about a cloud maker and his apprentice grandson who are busy making clouds but everything doesn't happen as it should. As things don't go according to plan, the pair of them learn that good ideas come from happy accidents. 




A Cloudy Lesson

Still image for this video

Monday 20th April


Watch the film clip 'A Cloudy Lesson' and think about what questions you would like to ask the boy about his cloudy lesson. 

For example, you might ask;

- Is the man your Grandad? 

- Can you tell us about how long he has been making clouds? 

- How did you feel when he said you could have a cloud lesson? 

- How did you feel standing on top of the tower? 


Write your questions in your book and don't forget to use capital letters and question marks. 



Work with someone in your house to hot seat the character. Take it in turns to play the character and ask them your questions that you have thought of today. 




Tuesday 21st April

Replay the film ‘A Cloudy Lesson’.
Discuss the order of events in the film and how the boy might be feeling at different stages of the story.
Draw pictures and write down your ideas in your book.

You might want to create a table like this to show the sequence too.

Wednesday 22nd April


In Yesterday's task you thought about how the boy might be feeling at different points in the story. 

Today I have got a diary entry from the boy to share with you. 

In a diary entry you write in the past tense about important things that have happened and how you felt about it. 

Read the diary entry with your adult and see if you can use the checklist to spot some key features of a diary. 

You don't have to write anything down but if you wanted to, you could make your own checklist in your book.






Thursday 23rd April


Write a diary entry in the role of the boy in a cloudy lesson. 


In your diary entry you should retell the day's events including thoughts and feelings of the character. 


You could use your hot seat answers and your work about the boy's feelings to help you. 


I have given you a writing frame to help you structure your diary entry. Don't forget to look back at the example from yesterday to help you. 




Friday 24th April 


Replay the film clip 'A Cloudy Lesson'. 


Today's focus is on what the characters might say to each other (their dialogue). 


We can use speech bubbles to show what the characters might say to each other. You could draw the characters and make your own speech bubbles like the example on the picture.