The Enemy Airman by Dennis Hamley comprehension

Today year 4 for literacy you will reading and comprehending the text ‘The Enemy Airman’ by Dennis Hamley.  Please can you read through the text and take on some of the challenges and answer the following questions in the comments below.

Bronze

1.What is the name of the family featured in the story?

2.Who joined the army once the war started?

3.What awoke Paul and Anna?

4.What was Anna’s reaction to the bombs?

Silver

1.Why did people call the moon a ‘bomber’s moon’?

2.Why does Anna begin crying ?

3.How is Anna and Paul’s reaction different?

4.How did Anna feel about the prospect of discovering an enemy airman?

Gold

1.On page 3 how do you know the children do not want their father to be involved in the war again?

2.’Hooray!’ shouted Paul, from this infer how Paul was feeling.

3. Why is the sky a ‘blaze of light’?

2. Summarise the text in two sentences.

53 thoughts on “The Enemy Airman by Dennis Hamley comprehension

  1. Bronze

    1. The Beck Family.
    2. The father
    3.The German planes flying in the sky and the air raid siren.
    4.She was frightened and she was alerted by them the bombs.

    Silver

    1. They called it the bombers moon because the German people can see where
    they are aiming.
    2. She was crying because of the destruction on her city.
    3.Anna and Paul’s reaction was different because Anna was upset but Paul was excited.
    4.Anna felt scared and frightened of discovering an enemy airman because she thought he will attack her.

    By Rehan,Jawariyah and Harun

  2. Bronze
    1.The family in the book is the Beck family .
    2.Anna is crying because she doesn’t want her country to be destroyed.
    3.Planes flying in the sky, and the air raid siren.
    4.Anna’s reaction to the bombs was being sad and frightened.
    Silver
    1. People called it the bomber’s moon because bombers can see their targets.
    Velin ,Hannah and Nehemia

  3. Bronze

    The Beck family.
    There dad joined the army.
    The planes flying in the sky and the sirens.
    She started crying and she felt sad and unhappy about what was happening to our country.

    Silver:

    They called it moon bombers because aeroplanes crews could see there target.
    She stared to cry because she saw her beautiful country has been destroyed and bombed.

    By Sahar,Zavian,rayyan

  4. Bronze
    1.The Beck Family
    2.The father
    3. Planes flying in the sky sirens
    4 scared because she thought the bombs are gonna bomb her house
    Silver
    1.The planes were dropping bombs in the city.
    2.Anna was criying becase the planes where dropping bombs on peoples houes
    3.Anna reaction was sad because her country was bombed and pau,l he thought it was a game but he was young.

  5. Bronze
    1.the beck family .
    2. There dad joined the army when the war started.
    3.planes flying in the sky,sirens.
    4.sad because her city was bombed.
    Sliver
    1.becauce the bombers could see there targets
    2.becauce the bomber broke his leg even the bomber was an enamey
    3.paul thought it was a game and Anne was sad that
    Rayan,Ebraheem,Damanpreet

  6. Bronze
    1.Is the beck family
    2.The dad
    3.planes flying in the sky and the air raid siren.
    4. She was like very sad and frightened

    Silver
    1. Because they could see there targets clearly in the sky.
    2. Because the bombs

  7. Bronze:
    1.The Beck Family.
    2.The Father.
    3.Planes and Bombers.
    4.Anna was crying.

    Silver:
    1.They called it the bombers moon because the aeroplane crews could see there targets as If it was clear as day.
    2.She started crying because her country was being destroyed.
    3.Anna and Paul’s reaction was different because Paul did not understand he thought it was a game but Anna did not feel happy.

  8. Silver:
    1. Because the bombers can see where there bombing.
    2. Anna started to cry because her country was being bombed.
    3.Paul and Anna’s reaction was different because Paul thought it was a game but Anna took it seriously.
    4.She said no because she thought she was going to get killed or injured.

    By,
    Oliwier, Musa and Ryan.

  9. Silver
    1. It’s because that’s when the bombs can see the people and buildings clearly and they do it on and on.

    2. Anna is crying because of the destruction in her country.

    3. It’s different because Paul is young and immature and doesn’t know what is happening. On the other hand Anna is frightened because she is scared of the war.

    4. Anna felt sad and happy because she thought it was his dad but It wasn’t and she was sad because the German airman had a broken leg.

    By Shahzaib Abinash Lakeysha

  10. 1. The Beck family

    2. Their dad

    3. The bombs woke them up

    4.she was Erie

    Silver:
    1.So people can see their enemy target

    2.her lovely country was getting destroyed

    3.paul is exited Anna is Eire

    4. She feels scared 😧

    Abdi hisham kiyan

  11. Bronze
    1. What is the name of the family featured in the story?
    The Beck family.
    2.Who joined the army once the war started?
    The dad joined the army.
    3. The light of the moon awoke them.
    4.Anas reaction was terrifying.
    Silver
    1.They called it the bombers moon because it allowed the bombers to see were houses were.
    2.Her lovely country was being destroyed.
    3.Ana felt sad and Paul exited.
    4.She was petrified.
    Gold
    1.They don’t want to loose their dad in war.
    2.Paul felt exited.
    3.Because of the bombing.

    Anis Ryan Adela

  12. Bronze
    The family that was featured was the beck family
    Dad joined the army
    The bombs awoken them
    She was very scared of the bombs

    Silver
    The moon made the bomber’s see the houses
    She was scared
    Paul is exited and Anna was scared
    She was very petrified

    Gold
    They were scared because it is dangerous
    Paul was feeling exited
    The moon was shining
    There was a brother and sister which didn’t want dad to go to the war.
    But still dad went to the war
    JJ Keira and cara

  13. 1 the family features in the story is the beck family.
    2 Their dad joined the army when it started .
    3 The bombs woke Anna and Paul up.
    4 Anna was scared of the bombs.

    Silver

    1.The bombers could see the houses from the reflection of the moon.
    2.She cried because it might of been to loud.
    3 Paul was excited and Anna is scared.
    4 She might of felt eerie

    Gold

    1. They don’t want their father to die in the war
    2.He is feeling excited because he said HOORAY!

    Rifath,Zoya Harley

  14. Bronze
    1. The Family featured in the story was the beck family .
    2. Their dad joined the army when the war started .
    3. The bombs woke Anna and Paul .
    4. Anna was scared of the bombs .
    Silver
    1. They called it a bomber moon because the bombers could see were there houses are .
    2. Anna was in teers because her lovely country was destroyed.
    3. Anna was scared but Paul was excited of the bombs .
    4. She was terrified of the prospect .

    Hasan, Aaron and Marcel

  15. 1.The family featured in the story are the Beck family.
    2.Their dad joined the army.
    3.Boms woke Paul and Anna
    4.Anna’s reaction was frightehning
    Silver
    1. They called the it the bombers moon because the full moon gives off light so the bombers could see the houses.
    2.Anna was crying because her country was being destroyed.
    3.the difference was that Paul was excited and Anna was crying.
    4.Anna felt sad about the prospect of the Enemy Airman.
    Gold
    1.The children did not want their parents to go to the war because they thought that their parents won’t come back
    2.Paul was feeling excite
    3.the sky is a bomb of light because of the bombs and fire
    By Luqman and Muhammad
    4.

  16. Bronze Challenge
    1. The name featured in the story was the Becks.
    2. The dad in the Becks family joined to fight.
    3. The bombs awoke Paul and Anna.
    4. She was really scared and her country was being destroyed and she could do nothing about it that was her reaction.

    Silver Challenge
    1.They called it a bombers moon 🌙 because they could see the houses in the sunlight.
    2.She began to cry because her country was being destroyed.
    3.Their reaction is different because Paul is happy 😊 and he is cheering whereas Anna is 😭 criying for her country.
    4.She felt petrified and horrified because the enemy Airmen came to bomb.

    Gold Challenge
    1. They did not want their father to die.
    2. Paul was feeling excited that he was watching bombers being destroyed.
    3.The sky is a blaze of light because of the bombing.
    Aboubakar and Tahseen.

  17. Bronze
    1. The family featured in the story is the Beck family

    2.Anna and Paul’s dad joined the army .

    3.The bombs ,the air raid and the planes flying over.
    4. Anna’s reaction was scared ,frightened and terrified because she didn’t like wars.
    Silver
    1. The people called the full moon a bombers moon because all of the Germans knew they could see the houses and that gave them a easy target aim.

  18. BRONZE:

    1) The family is called ‘The Beck Family’.
    2) Dad had joined the army once the war had started.
    3) The bombs, light and air-raid siren woke Anna and Paul up.
    4) Anna felt miserable because she loved her country and didn’t want it to be destroyed.

    SILVER:

    1) The moon is called the bombers moon because the light reflects from the moon and it is easy for the bombers to see where to bomb.
    2) Anna was crying because she didn’t want her country to be bombed and destroyed.
    3) Anna feels really sad because the city was destroyed but Paul feels excited because he’s like ‘ BRING IT ON , YEAH!’.
    4) Anna felt sad and sorry for him because she knew he had children just like her dad.

    GOLD:

    1) They didn’t want him to be in the war because he was wounded on his leg and still had to fight.
    2) Paul is feeling excited because no one says ‘HOORAY’ when they’re sad.
    3) The sky is a blaze of light because of the glow of fire when the bombs drop.
    4) There’s a war and Anna and Paul are feeling sad. A bomber fell out of a tree and the beck family treated him well.

  19. Bronze

    1.The beck family
    2.Dad joins the army before the blitz.
    3.The bombs
    4.sad because there was a war going on.

    Silver

    1.beacuse the bombers were dropping bombs on that night.
    2.anna begins to cry because she doesn’t want her city to be destroyed.
    3.because Anna felt sad and Paul felt excited.
    4.upset for him

    Gold

    1. Because his father dust won’t to be a prisoner.

  20. Bronze
    1.What is the family name?
    The beck family
    2.Dad joined the army
    3.The bombs woke Paul and Anna
    4.Anna was about to cry when she saw the bombs.
    Silver
    1.Because the moon was bigger than usual.
    2.Because the bombs were dropping and she thought that she was going to die.
    3.Pauls reaction was exciting and Anna’s reaction was sad.
    4.Anna felt bad for the enemy airman because he broke his leg.
    Gold
    1.Because they want to keep their father in the house.

  21. Bronze
    The family featured in the text is called the Beck family.The person who joined the war when it started is dad.The light and nose of bombs woke up Paul and Anna.
    Anna’s reaction to the bombs was frightened.
    Silver
    People called it the bomber moon because you could see where to bomb.
    Anna was crying because she was worried about her father and the airman.
    Anna is worried about the bombs but Paul is excited to seee the enemies getting hurt and he says he wants to send them to prison for bombing them.
    She felt sad for him because he had children who cared about him.

    Gold

    They did not want their father in the war because he might get killed.
    Paul was feeling happy because he wanted to win the war.
    The blaze was the search light.
    By Hamza ,Mandy and Chloe

    • “Anna’s reaction to the bombs was frightened.” – Anna was frightened of the bombs.
      How do you know this? Use references from the book.

  22. Bronze
    1.The beck family
    2.The dad joined the war
    3.The bombs and siren
    4.She was crying because she didn’t want her country to get bombed.
    Silver
    1They called it the bombers moon because the aeroplane crews could see their targets.
    2.She was crying because she didn’t want her country to get bombed.
    3.Paul was excited and Anna was sad
    4.Anna felt sad because he had children to.
    Gold
    1.They didn’t want him to go because he had a broken leg
    2.He is excited because he said hooray
    Aman and saskia

  23. 1.The name of the family is the beck family.
    2.There dad Joined the army
    3.what woke Paul and Anna is the buzzing of the war planes
    4.anna reacted by crying because she didn’t want her country to be bombed
    Silver
    1.They called it the bombers moon because of the sun so it reflects on the city and even if the blackouts are on it makes the city light.
    2.Anna begin crying because she don’t want her home to be bombed.
    3.anna cry’s and Paul bangs on the window saying “hay you your going to be my prisoner “
    4.She felt sad because the airmen had children.
    Gold.1.because they don’t want him to get hurt
    2.paul was feeling exited because he wanted the bombers to come
    3.it was a blaze of light because the moon reflected of the sun
    4.there are 2 children called Paul and Anna they have heard there father was going into war.

  24. Jay,Riqbah,Eduard

    The name of the family was the beck family.

    The dad joined when it started.

    The moon shining in the sky woke them up.

    Worried because she thinks the bomb is going land on the house.

    Silver
    They called the bomber moon because the aeroplane crews could see their targets.

    She starts crying because she don’t want to get bombed.

    Anna was worried and Paul was excited because he wanted to be a prisoner.

    Anna felt sad because he had children to.

    Gold
    They didn’t want him to go because he had a broken leg.

    He felt excited because he said SHOOT DOWN THE LOT!!

    It was the bombers in the sky

    It was a war between England and Germany.Their dad was in the war.

  25. Bronze
    1. They are called the beck family.
    2. Their father joined the war when it started.
    3. The air raid siren and the flashing lights.
    4. Anna felt emotional because she was terrified.
    Silver
    1. Because the Aeroplane crews could see their target below as clearly as if it were day.
    2. Because she thought she was gonna be bombed.
    3. Paul was feeling excited because he wanted them to shoot them out of the air and Anna was feeling terrified because she didn’t want to be bombed.
    4. Anxious and amazed because there was someone looking like father.
    Gold
    1. Because he got hurt coming home hobbling on a crutch.
    2. He felt excited becasue he wanted them to shoot the bombers out of the air.
    3. Because it was to alert people the bombers are coming.
    4. The story is about a mum and her two children finding a man looking like their father.
    By Aamir and Fatima

  26. Bronze
    1.The name of the family is the Beck family .
    2.The dad joined the army’s in Africa.
    3.The things that awoke Anna and Paul was the air raid siren, lights and the bombs
    4. Anna was upset because she didn’t want her country to be destroyed or her house.

    Silver
    1. The moon was called the bombers moon because they helped the people see were to bomb.
    2.She started crying because she didn’t want her country to be bombed.
    3. Anna’s reaction is crying but Paul’s reacatin is banging on the window and being happy.
    4. Anna was worried because she didn’t want to go but she had to look after her brother.

    Gold
    1. They didn’t want him to go because he had already broke his leg and had crutches.
    2. He was felling real excited and happy.
    3. It was really bright and it showed the bombers were to bomb.
    4. There was a family and there dad had to go to the war then at night the bombers came . A man came and they helped him get up and he went to hospital he also had two kids Anna thought it was here dad at first but it wasn’t there dad. After a few months there dad came to them he was a prisoner .

    By Yumna, princess and sarina

  27. Bronze
    The name of the family is The beck family.

    Anna began to cry because she didn’t want her country bombed.

    The guns, bombs and air raid sirens woke up Anna and Paul.

    Anna’s reaction was very annoyed and sad because she was woke up and her country was getting bombed.

    Silver
    They call it the bombers moon because it is full and it reflexs the sun into the blackouts.

    She is crying because she doesn’t want her country to be bombed.

    Their reaction was different because Anna was upset and Paul was excited.

    She felt surprised because the man looked like her dad.

    Gold

    Because she didn’t want her dad to be killed.

    She felt really excited because they were shooting and bombing each other.

    Because they could see inside the house with blackouts on.

    His dad went to war to Africa. After a few years he came back and they were all happy.

    By Imran, Hanif and Abdulhamid.

    • Some good answers well done boys.
      What nationality were Anna and Paul and how do you know?
      What nationality was the “enemy” and how do you know?

    • Silver
      1. It was called the bomber’s moon because when a bomber flew under the moon they could see clearly as if it were day.
      2. Anna is crying because her city is being destroyed.
      3. Anna’s and Paul’s reaction was different because Paul was happy when the bomber exploded and Anna is crying because she thinks the city is destroyed.
      4. Anna’s prospect was alert.
      Farhan,Aidan and Yibo

  28. There names are evacuees
    Tom joined
    The sirens
    Crazy and mad
    Because they loved him
    Upset
    Smoking clouds
    It was Gassed
    She didn’t want to dye

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