Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Direct speech: Walrus

Learning Objective

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

Context: walrus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05l71v4/player

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Credit: BBC One - Blue Planet II

Clip Description

Walruses are sociable marine mammals that like to hang out together in large groups (sometimes 100 individuals or more). A walrus will use its distinctive, long tusks to haul its large, blubbery body out of the Arctic Ocean and onto the sea ice.

In this fascinating clip, the Blue Planet team attempt to capture unique footage of walruses using a special, super wide-angled camera called the Megadome. The cameraman and diver, David Reichert, is particularly nervous about being in the water with a protective mother and her cub at such close range. Will he remain out of harm’s way? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some words/phrases that describe how the Megadome camerman might have felt both before, during and after filming the walrus and her pup?

e.g. (before) wary, (during) alert, (after) relieved, …