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.
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?
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.
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.
I have also given you an example of a non-chronological report about a tiger that might help you with your plan and writing this week.
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.
Remember to use the non-chronological report about tigers that was given to you yesterday to remind you how to set your work out.
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 subordinating conjunctions ‘that’, ‘when’, ‘because’ and ‘if’ e.g. he will eat dirty, odd socks if humans leave them on the floor.
Use the non-chronological report about tigers that was given to you previously to remind you how to set your work out.
- best handwriting
- capital letters
- full stops
- finger spaces
- use the co-ordinating conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘but’ to join ideas together
- use the subordinating conjunctions ‘that’, ‘when’, ‘because’ and ‘if’ to extend sentences
- Use your imagination
I look forward to seeing your finished reports and your wonderful handwriting.