Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Fronted adverbials: brown bear

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that begin with a fronted adverbial.

Context: brown bear

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Clip Description

As winter approaches and food becomes increasingly scarce, Alaskan brown bears must fatten up by eating as much as they can before they go into hibernation.

In this fascinating clip, salmon are making their way upstream to lay their eggs in shallow water. This is where most brown bears gather to feed. However, some clever bears try to get first pickings by waiting for the salmon in the sea’s surf. How successful will these queue-jumping bears be? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you describe the various body parts of a brown bear in a way that will paint vivid images in the reader’s mind?

e.g. matted fur, razor-sharp claws, spade-like paws,…