Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Prepositions: draco lizard

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use prepositions to show a relationship, typically in terms of place or time, between two or more things, people or events.

Context: Draco lizard

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04g078w/player

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Credit: BBC One - Planet Earth II

Clip Description

Draco lizards are found in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The name ‘Draco’ originates from the word ‘dragon.’ Just like its namesake, this tiny reptile can fly! This is due to the folds of skin between its ribs. When it’s time to make a hasty retreat or avoid predators lurking on the ground, the flying dragon can move from tree to tree by gliding through the air.

In this fascinating clip, we meet a pair of male Draco lizards who don’t like to share. We see how they prepare to battle over the ownership of a tree. The fight starts with some intimidating showmanship and ends up with one of the lizards being chased to a dead end. Will he turn around and fight or will he take flight?

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of strong verbs that describe how the Draco lizard moved at different moments in the film clip?

e.g.  scampered, glided, launched, …