Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar
Direct speech: giraffe
We are learning how to incorporate the actions of the speaker when writing sentences that include direct speech.
Well known for their long necks, giraffes are the world’s tallest living land animal. They roam the dry savannah plains of Africa, browsing treetop leaves and buds.
In this fascinating clip, cameraman Martyn Colbeck reveals his excitement at being able to film a giraffe fight. In this spectacular clash of the titans, the two lofty herbivores attempt to knock each other off balance, each using their powerful neck like a club. Who will be victorious? Watch the clip to find out.
Can you make a list of words or phrases that describe how Martyn might have felt as he filmed the giraffe fight from close quarters?
e.g. a sense of awe and wonder, amazed, tense,…