Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Expanded noun phrases: dung beetle

4 - Writing Ideas

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Writing Ideas

  • The scarab beetle is a particular species of dung beetle found throughout Egypt. Follow the link, to discover why the ancient Egyptians worshipped a scarab beetle-headed god called Khepri. Write your own creation myth that features this god.
  • The Diary of a Dung Beetle: writing as the dung beetle featured in the clip, describe your failed attempt to bury your dung ball. Don’t forget to convey your feelings.
  • Write a haiku that captures a moment in time from the clip and which paints a vivid image in the reader’s mind, e.g. the difficult decision to leave the dung ball behind.

Related Clip

Dung beetles use stars to navigate their way around the desert.

Credit: BBC Earth