Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 3 | Grammar

Demarcating sentences: leaf chameleon

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to demarcate sentences with capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.

Context: leaf chameleon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bc88p/player

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Credit: BBC One - Super Small Animals

Clip Description

There are over 200 different types of chameleon. The smallest of these are the leaf chameleons, with some reaching only 3 centimetres in length. These tiny lizards are found amongst the leaf litter of Madagascar’s rainforests. Their tiny size and excellent camouflage make them difficult to spot – especially when they play dead!

In this fascinating clip, a leaf chameleon sits comfortably on the end of a presenter’s finger. The chameleon is undoubtedly feeling quite anxious, being so close to a Parson’s chameleon, which is 3,500 times bigger! Despite the obvious size differences between the two chameleons, what do you think they have in common? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Discuss with your talk partner how the following words from the Y3/4 spelling list relate to the film clip.

caught      different     peculiar    surprise    special