Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Modal verbs: Snow leopard

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that include modal verbs to show degrees of possibility.

Context: snow leopard

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05srprm/player

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Credit: BBC One - Big Cats

Clip Description

Snow leopards are built for the cold. Their thick fur helps them survive as they wander thousands of kilometres across the high mountain ranges of South and Central Asia in search of food and a partner. These majestic cats are sometimes called ‘the ghosts of the mountains’ because they are rarely seen, spending most of their lives in complete solitude.

In this fascinating clip, high up in the Himalayan mountain range an aging male is searching for a mate. With so few snow leopards living in this vast and harsh environment, he must signal his presence to others by scent marking. How do you think he will leave his smell on the rugged landscape? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words/phrases that accurately describe the Himalayan mountain wilderness featured in the clip?

e.g.  vast, rugged, remote, icy wilderness