Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Similes: Blacktip shark

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write effective similes.

Context: blacktip shark

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qrzq4/player

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Credit: BBC One - Shark

Clip Description

Blacktip sharks can be found in warm coastal waters around the world. These beautiful creatures are characterised by their black-tipped fins.

In this fascinating clip, a group of beady-eyed blacktips are filmed working together as a team, herding a shoal of fish into a tightly packed bait ball. Once the fish are trapped at the ocean’s surface, what will the sharks do next? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you list some strong verbs that describe the actions of the blacktips, now that you have watched them working so effectively as a pack?

e.g. herded, circled, trapped, …