Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 6 | Grammar

Bullet points: Tasmanian devil

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use bullet points consistently.

Context: Tasmanian devil

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07v2zg2/player

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Credit: BBC One - Seven Worlds, One Planet

Clip Description

Tasmanian devils are unique to the island of Tasmania. These famously feisty mammals are mostly black with a white stripe or patch on their chest. The carnivore’s large head looks too big for its body. This is because it houses two muscular jaws which can crunch through the bones of any animal it eats. Pound for pound, it has the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom.

In this fascinating clip, we travel to Tasmania, an island 150 miles off the coast of Australia where the team hopes to capture Tasmanian devils on film. However, these nocturnal creatures are rare and not easy to film. How will the documentary makers succeed in spotting their subjects and will the devils be flying into wild rages or will they be displaying a more gentle behaviour? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of expanded noun phrases that accurately describe the different body parts of a Tasmanian devil?

e.g. a coat of coarse dark fur, strong and powerful jaws, …