Inspired by nature | KS2 | Year 5 | Grammar

Tense consistency: Jumping spider

Learning Objective

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

Context: jumping spider

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p037s83w/player

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Credit: BBC One - The Hunt

Clip Description

There are around 5,000 different species of jumping spider in the world. With four pairs of eyes, the ability to jump distances fifty times their own body length and powerful paralysing venom, jumping spiders are truly formidable predators.

In this fascinating clip, Portia, a spider-eating jumping spider, attempts to catch another arachnid that is three times her size. This particular quarry won’t be an easy catch as it is also venomous, and it is surrounded by a sticky web. Nevertheless, Portia is super smart. Having fully assessed the situation, she has a plan. Which of her many superpowers will she use? Watch the clip to find out.

Word Challenge

Can you think of some alliterative phrases (phrases where each word starts with the same sound) that describe the appearance and/or characteristics of Portia?

e.g. cold-blooded killer, jumping genius, hairy hit-woman, …