Writing Activities: Year 3

Pallas’s cats

Pallas’s cats are best adapted to arid, cold environments such as high, rocky areas. They make their dens in caves, crevices or burrows dug by other animals. They are crepuscular animals, meaning they are active during twilight. They have a dense coat, which is extremely thick. The coat provides warmth and insulation. This is essential as the cats spend a large amount of time on frozen ground and snow.

In this clip, we will see some kittens playing – a vital way of honing their hunting skills and building strength. We will see them give a vole a run for its money!


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Credit: BBC One – Big Cats

Literacy Idea

Imagine you are the vole in the video clip. Write a letter of complaint to the parents of the Pallas’s kittens, explaining your frustrations that their children are practising their hunting skills on you.

You should…

  • Address the parents – Dear Pallas’s cat parents,
  • Explain why you are writing to them – I am writing to you today to…
  • Give reasons why you are frustrated and a solution to the problem
  • Sign off your letter – Kind regards, _______

Wider Curriculum Idea

Use this information on Pallas’s cats from kids.kiddle.co and create a fact file on Pallas’s cats.