Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Relative clauses: King cobra

Learning Objective

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

Context: king cobra

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04m0c0s/player

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Credit: BBC Two - Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

Clip Description

The king cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake. It is able to ‘stand up’ and look an enemy (the height of a human) straight in the eye.

In this fascinating clip, a king cobra is discovered in a Thai family’s back garden. Before being released safely back into the wild, it is anaesthetised and given a thorough medical examination by members of a snake conservation team. Why does one member of the team blow air into the snake’s mouth? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some adjectives that describe how the snake might have felt before, during and after its capture?
e.g. agitated, confused, relieved,…