Past and Present Perfect Tense: wood ant

4 - Writing Ideas

Inspired by Nature Worksheet

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Writing Ideas

  • Pause the main film clip and role play what the animals featured might be thinking or saying at this point in time. These could be recorded as either speech or thought bubbles or as a conversation that uses direct speech.
  • You are a wood ant. On behalf of the colony, you have been tasked with writing a letter to a herd of cows. The cows in question have already damaged your nest, and it vital that further damage is avoided. Your best persuasive writing will be required!
  • Ant-Man is a Marvel superhero. He is known for spraying a gas over his body, causing him to shrink to the size of an ant. Can you write your own superhero story that features Ant-Man as the main character?

Related Clip

Wood ants are able to avoid disease by using tree resin.

Credit: BBC Two – Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants