Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 6 | Grammar

Modal verbs: Arctic wolf

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that include modal verbs and adverbs to show degrees of possibility.

Context: Arctic wolf

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fbkrx/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Snow Wolf Family and Me

Clip Description

Often called the polar wolf or white wolf, the Arctic wolf inhabits remote areas of North America and Greenland. A subspecies of the grey wolf, the Arctic wolf has a thick, insulating white coat to keep it warm. It is smaller and has shorter legs, smaller ears and a shorter muzzle than other types of wolves. It is carnivorous and eats caribou, Arctic fox, muskoxen, lemming and seals.

In this fascinating clip, wildlife presenter Gordon Buchanan gets so close to one particularly bold Arctic wolf that he can almost stroke it. This is what it would have been like 10,000 years ago before people began taming and domesticating animals. What do you think will happen when Gordan throws a stick for the wolf? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of adjectives that effectively describe the Arctic wolf?

e.g. curious, protective, distrustful, …