Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 3 | Grammar

Commas for lists: dwarf frog

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning to use commas in lists.

Context: dwarf frog

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p086jmmr/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Natural World

Clip Description

At just one centimetre long, the Monte Iberia dwarf frog is one of the world’s smallest frogs. It is named after the Cuban mountain where it was first discovered. Locally, it is called ‘Ranita,’ which means ‘little frog’ in Spanish.

In this fascinating clip, we learn about the incredible leaping power of this tiny fingernail-sized frog. When you live in the land of giants, and creatures that want to eat you lurk in every corner, this is an incredibly useful super power. Why do you think this amphibian is so brightly coloured? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of action words (verbs) that best describe how the dwarf frog moved at various points in the clip?

e.g.  darted, clambered, leapt, …