Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 4 | Grammar

Pronouns: whale shark

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that avoid repetition by using nouns and pronouns to link ideas.

Context: whale shark

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05n77z7/player

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Credit: BBC One - Blue Planet II

Clip Description

The whale shark is a slow-moving, filter-feeding fish. This colossal animal is the largest fish known to humankind. Amazingly, it can reach lengths of up to 40m or more! This impressive fish’s favourite meal is plankton. Opening its massive jaw, it filters tiny plants and animals from the water. Whale sharks are found in the open waters of the tropical oceans, where there is plenty of food.

In this fascinating clip, a vast array of fish concentrates in nutrient-rich waters. From tiny to towering, these fish must share this patch of ocean. What do you think will happen when all these fish assemble here? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of synonyms that describe the concentration of fish?

e.g. abundant, plentiful, …