Teamwork - Respect - Aim High
This week, enjoy the short film 'Soar' and practise some of your writing and comprehension skills with the tasks given below.
The story begins with a young girl called Mara. A thirteen-year-old who dreams of one day becoming an airplane designer. But every day, she test flies her model airplanes in the fields behind her house and every day, they crash. Perhaps the saying if at first you don't succeed try and try again is her motto!
One day, after yet another unsuccessful flying attempt, Mara sits gloomily at a picnic table, trying to come up with new ideas. Suddenly, inspiration hits her on the head – literally. A tiny 5-inch-tall boy and his fantastical flying machine drop out of the sky.
She realises that he is in trouble: his flying ship is broken, and the rest of his fleet is leaving without him. Now Mara must use every ounce of inspiration she has to fly her new friend back home – before it’s too late!
Below are some short tasks related to the video. There are links to resources that can be printed and used or are quite easy to draw yourself. Enjoy.
Where is the elf going?
Where do you think he comes from?
What do you think his home planet is like?
Is everyone there like him?
Now draw a picture of what the elf's home planet might be like. If you're a little stuck for ideas, have a look below at some pictures below of fantasy worlds. Then label your drawing.
Look at your drawing and language describing the elf's planet. I am so intrigued to know what creative ideas you have come up! Now have a think about it in some more detail...
What can you see on the planet?
What can you hear?
What can you smell?
Can you taste anything?
What can you touch? What does it feel like?
Now you've had a think, jot down your ideas either on the grid below or on any piece of paper.