Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar
Similes: blacktip shark
We are learning how to write effective similes.
Context: blacktip shark
Blacktip sharks can be found in warm coastal waters around the world. These beautiful creatures are characterised by their black-tipped fins.
In this fascinating clip, a group of beady-eyed blacktips are filmed working together as a team, herding a shoal of fish into a tightly-packed bait ball. Once the fish are trapped at the ocean’s surface, what will the sharks do next? Watch the clip to find out.
Can you list some strong verbs that describe the actions of the blacktips, now that you have watched them working so effectively as a pack?
e.g. herded, circled, trapped, …