Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Parenthesis: Lion

Learning Objective

We are learning how to use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis.

Context: lion

Credit: BBC Two - The Truth about Lions

Clip Description

Lions are symbols of strength, power and ferocity. From dusk to dawn, they hunt large animals that roam the grassland plains of Africa.

In this fascinating clip, the tables have turned, and a pride of lions find themselves surrounded by a herd of buffalo. Claude – an elderly lion with an injured leg – is particularly vulnerable. When his attempt to hide behind a bush fails due to one particularly large buffalo’s keen sense of smell, Claude finds himself in grave danger. Will Claude manage to reach the relative safety of a fallen tree? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some compound adjectives that describe the lions and buffalo featured in the clip? A compound adjective is made up of two (or more) words joined by a hyphen.
e.g. (buffalo) bad-tempered, (lion) battle-scarred,…