Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Possessive apostrophes: Orangutan

Learning Objective

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

Context: orangutans

Credit: BBC One - Life

Clip Description

Orangutans, with their distinctive orange fur, are the largest tree-dwelling animals on Earth. They live in the tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Southeast Asia.

In this fascinating clip, a mother orangutan teaches her daughter how to survive in Sumatra’s rainforest canopy. Her lessons include the following: teaching which insect nests are safe to raid, learning how to judge when a fruit is ripe enough to eat and discovering how to make both shelters and nests. Will this young orangutan’s leafy umbrella be sufficiently well-made to keep her dry? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

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

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