Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 3 | Grammar

Extending sentences with but, and, or: ibex

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to extend sentences using a wider range of conjunctions including andbut and or.

Context: ibex

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0413kqx/player

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Credit: BBC One - Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

Clip Description

The ibex, known also as the mountain goat, is a herbivore. It lives on a diet of grass, moss, flowers, leaves and twigs. However, it is not uncommon to see an ibex licking bare stones and rocks in its mountainous habitat. It does so for a gritty snack packed full of minerals, which are vital for its health.

In this fascinating clip, an ibex mother leads her kid towards a bountiful store of a mineral that they cannot live without. Effortlessly and fearlessly, she tiptoes up a vertical dam wall and away from her kid towards the prize. Will the kid pluck up the courage and use its own daring ibex instincts to follow her? Hold on tight as you watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words and phrases to describe how the ibex mother and her kid moved up and along the dam wall?

e.g. tiptoed daintily, edged nervously, …