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Week Beginning 11/5/20

Amazing Wildlife


This week we are going to write from the viewpoint of an animal. 

Day 1 - Take notes from a video

  •  Watch the video clip about the Impala and the Leopard. Don’t be worried: it has a happy ending!

  • Read Impala Notes. Fill in the answers. Write as much description as you can.  Watch the video again to help you.

  • Research the 2 types of animals in the video (Leopard and Impala). Write a short fact file about each animal.

Day 2 - A narrow escape

  • What do the words predator and prey mean?

             A predator is...

             Prey is...

  • Look at Narrow Escape Pictures. Which is the predator, and which is the prey in each of these pictures? 
  • Write notes about the different pictures.Try to answer each of the questions and give extra information as well.

Where is the chase happening?

What is each animal doing before the chase begins?

How does the predator move at first?

Where is the prey?  

What are they doing?

How does the predator move when they attack? 
 How does the prey escape? 

Day 3 - Adverbials


Remind yourself about adverbials 

  • Use the PowerPoint Presentation or the Revision Cards to remind yourself about adverbials. Make sure that you know these things:

            An adverbial can be just one word or it can be a phrase.

            What ‘job’ an adverbial does.

            Where an adverbial can be placed. 

            What it means when an adverbial is ‘fronted’. 


 Practise finding adverbials

  • Use Little Mouse Adverbials. 
  • Read the sentences, find the verb, find the adverbial and then write to say which question the adverbial answers.

Day 4 - Prepositions


Remind yourself about Noun Phrases and Prepositions. 

  • Read the Revision Card – Noun Phrases/Prepositions. 
  • Complete Spotting Prepositional Phrases. Underline the preposition and highlight the prepositional phrases

Day 5 - Writing a personal recount

Remind yourself about Personal Recounts

  • Read Personal Recount Features. 



 You can either use the video about the leopard and impala or one of the narrow escape pictures.

  • Write a story from the point of view of the predator or the prey. 
  • You can use your storyboard to remind you what to write about but do remember to write from the point of view of one of the animals.  This will mean you are writing in first person as if you are the animal.
  • When you have finished your story, share it with a grown-up. Show them the adverbials and prepositions that you have used.  

Fun-Time Extra

Can you make an illustration of your story? Show the way the predator and prey move during the escape? 

Mrs Trivett's Example

I started to write from the point of view of the leopard. You can use the start of my writing if it helps you think of ideas.


Dear Diary,


This morning, with my stomach growling loudly, I set off just after sunrise in a desperate search for food. I had not eaten anything in a whole week, I could feel my muscles beginning to weaken and my mind beginning to slow. I had to find food; it was the only option.


I leapt down from my safe spot high up in a tree and began my search of the surrounding desert. Although the sun had only just begun to rise, I could feel the heat on my back. Underneath my fluffy coat of fur, I started to sweat.