Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 6 | Grammar

Modal verbs: Magellanic penguin

Learning Objective

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

Context: Magellanic penguin

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04939vl/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Nature's Weirdest Events

Clip Description

The Magellanic penguin is a species of penguin that lives in the seas off the coast of South America – mainly Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. Adults can dive to a depth of up to 50 metres when foraging for prey. It has been discovered that one of their favourite foods is jellyfish!

In this fascinating clip, we find out about the special relationship between Joao, an elderly Brazilian fisherman, and a Magellanic penguin called Jinjing. Jinjing travels thousands of miles each year to visit his lifelong friend – a truly dedicated pal. What do you think could make these two friends so loyal?

Word Challenge

Can you list some abstract nouns to describe the feelings that Jinjing and Joao experienced in this remarkable tale of friendship?

e.g. (Joao) anticipation, disappointment, (Jingjing) excitement, …