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This week your daily English challenges are based on

a short film clip from ‘Monsters, Inc’.



There's a reason why there are monsters in children's closets—it's their job. Monsters, Inc. is the most successful scream-processing factory in the monster world, and there is no better Scarer than James P. Sullivan (Sulley). In this short clip, we see Sulley and his best friend Mike walking to work before they accidentally let a little, human girl into Monstropolis.  

English Challenge 1 - Monday 15th June 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.    


  • Where do you think the two friends are going?
  • How does Mike want to travel to work?
  • Why does Sulley think they should walk to work?
  • How do you think Mike feels when he has to walk to work?
  • What do the three monsters use as a skipping rope?
  • What does the green monster do with the rubbish that he has just swept up?
  • Who is close to breaking the scare record?
  • Why does Sulley shout “good morning” to the monster who is also crossing the road?
  • According to Mike, how many steps does Ted take to get to work?
  • Which is your favourite monster? Can you give a reason why?


English Challenge 2 - Tuesday 16th June 2020


Watch the film clip again and look closely at the different types of monsters.   


Today you are going to create your very own monster. Decide on the size and shape of your monster and then add the features. Think carefully about what is covering the monster’s body. Finally, choose the colours to complete your creation and come up with a suitable name for them


Once you have completed your picture, think about how you would describe your monster. Write down some adjectives (describing words) and phrases that you could use. Use the word mats to help you.




English Challenge 3 - Wednesday 17th June 2020


Today you will be planning a non-chronological report about your monster. Then tomorrow and Friday you will use this plan to write a report to give the reader information about your monster.


Read each subheading (mini title) and write some ideas underneath it. Remember your monster is made up so you can use your imagination to come up with exciting ideas for your report.


I think my monster likes to live under beds and loves to eat dust, odd socks and marshmallows for a treat.



English Challenge 4 - Thursday 18th June 2020


Today I would like you to start your non-chronological report.


First you need to write the name of your monster for the title and write a short introduction to explain what your report is about.


Then you will need to write about the appearance of your monster using the adjectives and phrases that you came up with on Tuesday. 


English Challenge 5 – Friday 19th June 2020


Today I would like you to finish your non-chronological report. You will need to write about what your monster eats (diet), where it lives (habitat) and come up with some interesting facts about your creature. Try to make your sentences longer using the joining words (co-ordinating conjuctions) 'and' and 'but'. 



  • best handwriting
  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • finger spaces
  • use the co-ordinating conjuctions ‘and’ and ‘but’ to join ideas together
  • Use your imagination


I look forward to seeing your finished reports and your wonderful handwriting.