Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Demarcating Sentences: harvest mouse

Learning Objective

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

Context: harvest mouse.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hnph4/player

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Credit: BBC One - Planet Earth II

Clip Description

The harvest mouse is the smallest species of rodent in Europe. Many are found in the UK. It lives in grasslands, meadows, hedgerows and agricultural fields. They are very small mammals with an adult usually weighing as little as 4 grams.

In this fascinating clip, a harvest mouse has to use all of her skills to climb to the top of the grassland forest where she knows food is plentiful. The stems just won’t stay still! Her efforts look as if they will be rewarded when she reaches the flower heads, but who is hiding around the corner? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you write a list of powerful words and phrases to describe how the harvest mouse moved at different points in the clip?

eg. clambered skilfully, dangled precariously, …