Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 3 | Grammar

Demarcating sentences: scarlet macaw

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

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

Context: scarlet macaw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q4878/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Natural World

Clip Description

Scarlet macaws are beautiful, brilliantly coloured members of the parrot family that live in the Central and South American rainforests. The birds have large, powerful beaks that easily crack nuts and seeds whilst their dry, scaly tongues have a bone inside them that makes them an effective tool for tapping into fruits.

In this fascinating clip, watch as local bird enthusiasts in Guatemala attempt to increase the local population of this endangered species. How do you think they will achieve this? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of descriptive words/phrases that will paint a vivid image of the scarlet macaw in your reader’s mind?

e.g. elegant, graceful, an artist’s paint palette, …