Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Parenthesis: Pebble toad

Learning Objective

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

Context: pebble toad

Credit: BBC One - Life

Clip Description

Pebble toads can only be found on two mountains that rise out of the rainforests of the Guiana highlands in South America. The toad’s tiny stature, shape and colour resemble a pebble.

In this fascinating clip, a pebble toad manages to escape a toad-eating tarantula. It does so by curling up into a ball before launching itself down the side of a mountain. How can it possibly survive a fall from such a great height? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some powerful verbs that accurately describe the way the pebble toad and/or the tarantula moved at various points in the film clip?
e.g. (toad) ricocheted, somersaulted, (tarantula) patrolled,…