Fronted Adverbials: orca

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use commas after fronted adverbials.

Context: orca

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Credit: BBC One - Blue Planet II

Clip Description

Orcas (also known as killer whales) are the largest member of the dolphin family. They are highly intelligent mammals and immediately recognisable by their black-and-white colouring. With their long, sharp teeth, orcas will hunt and feast on a wide range of marine animals that include fish, penguins, sea lions and whales.

In this fascinating clip, in the northern fjords of Norway, orcas have gathered in huge numbers to feed on herring. We see the fish-hunting specialists working together to herd and trap the shoals of herring at the surface of the sea. Which body part will the killer whales use as a weapon for stunning or killing the fish? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you complete the following similes?

The orcas hunted together like a …

The orcas herded the herring like …