Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Possessive apostrophes: Chimpanzee

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that contain possessive apostrophes.

Context: chimpanzee

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07wc3pc/player

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Credit: BBC One - Seven Worlds, One Planet

Clip Description

Chimpanzees and humans share a number of similarities. Like humans, chimps communicate with facial expressions, gestures and sounds; they experience a range of emotions such as joy, anger and jealousy and they have similar physical features to our own (like grasping hands and forward facing eyes.) Furthermore, the chimpanzee is one of the few animal species that has learnt to use a range of tools.

In this fascinating clip, an experienced mother shows her five-year-old daughter how to crack open a nut with a rock. However, it can take up to a decade for a chimp to master the art of nut-cracking. Will this particular youngster find the right tool for the job? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of words/phrases that best describe the chimpanzees featured in the film clip?

e.g. human-like, inquisitive, determined, …