Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Fronted Adverbials: duck-billed platypus

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Rewrite the first sentence with a fronted adverbial that describes when the platypus first enters the water.

Challenge 2

Complete the second sentence with a main clause after the fronted adverbial “Once in the water, …”

Challenge 3

Using some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall, write your own scintillating sentence about the platypus featured in the film clip. Your sentence must start with a fronted adverbial, giving additional information about when, where, how or how often the action took place.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) __________________ , the platypus boldly dived into the Tasmanian lake.

2) Once in the water…

Word Wall

duck-billed platypus Tasmanian lake hodgepodge unusual calm awkwardly dived navigated murky collided beaver-like manoeuvred venom paralysed fatty tail webbed feet