Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Demarcating Sentences: cotton-top tamarin

Learning Objective

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

Context: cotton-top tamarin

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07tcp5x/player

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Credit: BBC One - Seven Worlds, One Planet

Clip Description

The cotton-top tamarin is one of the most endangered primates in South America and there are believed to be only 2,000 left in the wild. The species is only found in the tropical rainforests of Colombia. They get their name from the long tuft of white hair around their black faces.

In this fascinating clip, the forest home of one group of cotton-top tamarins is under threat as a result of deforestation. Their only hope of survival rests in the hands of the local community. What do you think is being done to help them? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you describe the cotton-top tamarin in a way that will paint vivid images in the reader’s mind?

e.g. elegant white fur, piercing black eyes, claw-like nails, …