Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Commas for lists: rat

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use commas in lists.

Context: brown rat

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06vz40h/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Cities: Nature's New Wild

Clip Description

Rats are sometimes thought of as destructive, disease-spreading rodents. In fact, rats are very clean, intelligent and affectionate animals. Whether you like them or not, they are undeniably interesting!

In this fascinating clip, we follow a brown rat at a Christmas party! Watch how nimbly it can move and how it likes to nibble on leftover food. We follow the rat as it scurries into a hole in the wall. Inside the hole, someone is waiting for her. Who might this be? Watch the clip to find out.

Discuss the meaning of each word highlighted in bold.

Word Challenge

Take each of the letters in the word ‘rat’ and list some words that have an association with this remarkable creature.

R = rodent, rapid, resting

A = amazing, animal, agile

T = tail, timid, twitching