Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Direct speech: Giraffe

Learning Objective

We are learning how to incorporate the actions of the speaker when writing sentences that include direct speech.

Context: giraffe

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012zhhg/player

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Credit: BBC One - Africa

Clip Description

Well known for their long necks, giraffes are the world’s tallest living land animal. They roam the dry savanna plains of Africa, browsing treetop leaves and buds.

In this fascinating clip, cameraman Martyn Colbeck reveals his excitement at being able to film a giraffe fight. In this spectacular clash of the titans, the two lofty herbivores attempt to knock each other off balance, each using their powerful neck like a club. Who will be victorious? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words or phrases that describe how Martyn might have felt as he filmed the giraffe fight from close quarters?

e.g. a sense of awe and wonder, amazed, tense,…