Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 6 | Grammar

Perfect verb form: cassiopeia jellyfish

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use the perfect form of verbs.

Context: cassiopeia jellyfish

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ysb3c/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth

Clip Description

Jellyfish are the oldest multi-cellular animals on the planet. They were here long before the dinosaurs, having existed on Earth for at least 500 million years. Although different species of jellyfish differ greatly in terms of their shape, size and colour, all jellyfish have no brain, heart or eyes. Their smooth bag-like bodies have tentacles attached to them that are armed with stinging cells.

In this fascinating clip, cassiopeia jellyfish can be seen clustering in the calmest and sunniest spots of the Atlantic Ocean. Sunbathing in this way helps the algae that cling to their upturned bodies to photosynthesise and grow. Why do you think the jellyfish want algae growing on their bodies? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words/phrases that best describe the cassiopeia jellyfish featured in the clip? Try to include a handful of hyphenated adjectives in your list.

e.g. solar-powered, sun seeker, ghostly apparitions, …