Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Expanded noun phrases: Dung beetle

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that contain effective expanded noun phrases.

Context: dung beetle

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014dg1l/player

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Credit: BBC One - Africa

Clip Description

Dung beetles can be found on every continent except Antarctica. There are three types of dung beetle – rollers, tunnellers and dwellers – each named for the way they use the poop they find!

In this fascinating clip, a determined dung beetle is filmed rolling a ball of camel dung across the unforgiving Sahara Desert. Despite being able to roll balls which are over a 1,000 times their own body weight, this particular beetle seems to have bitten off more than it can chew! Watch the clip to find out why.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of adjectives that best describe how the dung beetle might be feeling at different points in the film clip?
e.g.  motivated, embarrassed, exhausted, …