Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Semi-colons: Anaconda

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that use a semi-colon to mark a boundary between two main clauses.

Context: anaconda

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07sq0mz/player

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Credit: BBC One - Seven Worlds, One Planet

Clip Description

Longer than six ten-year-olds lying head to toe, and weighing as much as 227 kilograms, the green anaconda is the largest snake in the world. Once it has suffocated a prey animal by wrapping its muscular body around it, the victim is swallowed whole. Rainforest animals as large as caiman, jaguar and capybara have all been known to disappear into the mouths of these colossal reptiles.

In this fascinating clip, monkeys are foraging for berries on a branch that overhangs a river. They are seemingly unaware of the huge anaconda that is heading their way, stalking them from the riverbed. Will they escape unscathed? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you make a list of strong verbs that describe accurately the movements and actions of the animals featured in the clip?

e.g. (monkeys) scarpered, (anaconda) slithered, (piraputanga) leapt, …