Pronouns: numbat

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that avoid repetition by using nouns and pronouns to link ideas.

Context: numbat

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Credit: BBC Two - Australia: Earth's Magical Kingdom

Clip Description

Numbats are small marsupials which mostly live in the south of Australia. These enchanting creatures only grow up to 50cm long – including their tails – which makes them easy prey for larger animals. Interestingly, they are also known as banded anteaters thanks to the bands running through their fur as well as their diet, which consists solely of termites.

In this fascinating clip, we meet a hard-working numbat mother and her family of four pups who are beginning to set out and explore the potentially dangerous world outside their forest home. Will they be safe as they travel further and further from their home?

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of three word expanded noun phrases (determiner – adjective – noun) that accurately describe a numbat?

e.g.  a shy mammal, the mysterious marsupial , …