Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Possessive Apostrophes: bottle-nosed dolphin

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use the apostrophe to indicate possession with both singular and plural nouns.

Context: bottle-nosed dolphins

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039ck24/player

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Credit: BBC One - The Hunt

Clip Description

Bottle-nosed dolphins are very intelligent creatures who live in groups called pods. They communicate with each other using a system of squeaks and whistles. Incredibly, these sleek swimmers can swim at speeds of up to eighteen miles an hour. They can sometimes be spotted bow riding. This is when they surf the wave that is created at the front of a boat as it moves through the water.

In this fascinating clip, we see three bottle-nosed dolphins using the features of the surrounding area alongside unusual, and potentially dangerous, tactics to catch fish. Will they manage to eat their lunch without any harm coming to them? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some words that have the same meaning as the word ‘group?’

e.g. team, pod, family, …