Writing Activities: Year 3


Lemurs are primates. In the wild, they can only be found on the African island of Madagascar and some of the tiny islands around it. Lemurs use their hands and feet to move nimbly through the trees, but cannot grip with their tails as some other primates can. Ring-tailed lemurs are perhaps the most recognisable, with their long, vividly striped, black-and-white tail. There are over 100 different species of lemur!

In this clip, we will see many of the different types of lemur that inhabit Madagascar. Which is your favourite and why?


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Credit: BBC Two – Earth’s Tropical Islands

Literacy Idea

Write an acrostic poem about lemurs, where the first letter of each line spells out LEMUR.

For example…

Long-tailed and wide-eyed, the lemurs leap through the trees
Every lemur is a member of the primate family

Wider Curriculum Idea

Find your favourite lemur on the clip. Pause the clip and draw the image on screen as accurately as you can!