Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Tense consistency: Abdopus octopus

Learning Objective

We are learning how to write sentences that are consistent in their use of tense.

Context: Abdopus octopus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p039clzy/player

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Credit: BBC One - The Hunt

Clip Description

With their massive, bulbous heads, large eyes and eight distinctive arms, octopuses are considered to be among the most intelligent invertebrates on the planet.

In this fascinating clip, a shallow rock pool harbours the unique Abdopus octopus. Unlike most octopuses, which are confined to the depths of the ocean, this particular species can be found living on the beaches of Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. With the ability to walk on land, it is able to travel between tidal rock pools when hunting for crabs. Will this landlubber octopus be rewarded with a tasty morsel? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you think of some alliterative phrases (phrases with words that start with the same sound) that describe the appearance and/or behaviour of the land-walking octopus featured in the clip?

e.g. cold-blooded crab killer, bulbous-headed beast, …