Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Past and Present Perfect Tense: wood ant

Whiteboard Challenges

Challenge 1

Can you rewrite the first sentence so that it is in the simple past tense?

Challenge 2

Is the second sentence written in the simple past tense or the present perfect form? How do you know this? Can you make an improvement to this sentence?

Challenge 3

Using some of the descriptive words from the Word Wall, write your own scintillating sentence about the animals featured in the film clip that is in the present perfect form of the past tense. Don’t forget to use the words ‘have’ or ‘has’ before the main verb in your sentence.

Whiteboard Challenges

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1) The remarkable ants are building their nest in a place that catches the most sunlight to warm it up.

2) The camerawoman has walked for miles to find an impressive wood ant nest.

Word Wall

wood ant dome-shaped nest colony thatched formic acid meadow chamber sprayed constructed defended destroyed