Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 6 | Grammar

Parenthesis: bull shark

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis.

Context: bull shark

Credit: BBC Two - Nature's Weirdest Events

Clip Description

Bull sharks are medium-size sharks with stout bodies and long pectoral fins. They get their name from their short, blunt snout and their pugnacious (eager to fight) disposition. They also have a tendency to head-butt their prey before attacking!

In this fascinating clip, members of a Brisbane golf course become increasingly suspicious of strange activity taking place in their golf course lake. Being in Australia, a country renowned for large and potentially lethal snakes and crocodiles, the golfers wonder if they could have something worrying on their hands. On closer examination, the members realise that a bull shark has taken residence in the lake, adding extra bite to the course’s main water feature. Will the film reveal how this ocean-going shark got there? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Imagine that you were the member of the Brisbane golf course who discovered the bull shark swimming in its lake. Create a list of words that describe your emotional response to this extraordinary discovery.

e.g. flabbergasted, bewildered, fearful, …