Shotgun Comprehension


Now, I first realised that George Ezra’s song Shotgun was getting ridiculously popular when I heard it being played as part of a reception class phonics lesson (it was being used as part of a pass the parcel/sound game!). Since then though, it has reached another level with my own class as our ukulele teacher decided to teach them to play the song!

Having spent the last 2 Friday afternoons with a mixture of George Ezra’s voice and 30 ukuleles filling my ears, I have spent half-term unable to escape this particular earworm! As a treat for my class, I decided to make a set of comprehension questions which I will use as part of a whole-class reading lesson. We will listen to the song, whilst at the same time following along with a printed version of the lyrics, before answering the 14 questions I have prepared and then discussing/marking together (possibly over 2 lessons).

The questions are based on the challenges of the KS2 curriculum and the culmination of this (the dreaded SATs test) so should be suitable for use across KS2 with varying degrees of support/teacher input. Please feel free to download and use as you see fit. 🙂

Shotgun Comprehension

Let me know what you think and feel free to share any other ideas you have for using the song in the comments below.


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