Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Relative clauses: African elephant

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that contain a relative clause.

Context: African elephant

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012z504/player

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Credit: BBC One - Africa

Clip Description

African elephants are the biggest land animals on Earth. To fuel their massive bodies, adults need to eat up to 150 kilograms of vegetation every day.

In this fascinating clip, two immensely powerful bull elephants battle each other in a bid to claim the right to the females of a herd. The bruising fight is in its third day and reaching a climax.  Both elephants are in musth. This is when a hormone called testosterone pumps through a male elephant’s body, causing it to be extremely aggressive. How will the fight end? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some adjectives that describe the elephants, their body parts or the fight itself? See if you can include some compound adjectives. A compound adjective is made up of two (or more) words.

e.g. hot-headed, tusk-shattering, bad-tempered,…