Pronouns: barn owl

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to avoid repetition in our writing by using nouns and pronouns.

Context: barn owl

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Credit: BBC Two - Natural World

Clip Description

They are swift, silent and deadly. They are also beautiful, majestic and special. What am I describing? Barn owls! Barn owls are native to Britain and, with their white plumage and silent flight, are often likened to ghosts in the night. For hundreds of years, they have lived mainly in farm buildings, helping farmers by eating the mice and rats that can be found there.

In this fascinating clip, you will see a pair of barn owls who have been looked after since they were tiny owlets. The clip will tell us more about this incredible species. What amazing facts do you think we will learn? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of adjectives that accurately describe a barn owl?

e.g. majestic, deadly, beautiful, …