Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Fronted adverbials: Weedy sea dragon

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences about that begin with a fronted adverbial.

Context: weedy sea dragon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02bn4h8/player

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Credit: BBC One - Life

Clip Description

Sea dragons are a type of fish that are closely related to seahorses. They are slow moving creatures that rely on camouflage to protect them from predators.

In this fascinating clip, a pair of weedy sea dragons dance under the light of the moon in an elaborate courtship display. As they dance, they mirror each other’s moves like two synchronised swimmers. Other than their strange appearance, what else is really unusual about this remarkable marine animal species? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

If you were asked to describe a weedy sea dragon to someone who had never seen or heard of one before, which words/phrases would you use to create a vivid image of it in their mind?

e.g. delicate dragon of the deep, beautiful ballroom dancer,…