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P6 Literacy 8th March

"Arctic Wolf " comprehension

Today we are answering questions based on clips from the BBC's Planet Earth series.

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Starter activity

Let's begin by playing a spelling game!  We are trying to make words which begin and end with the given letters.  Follow the instructions below, choose your chilli challenge level and do your best!  Don't forget, if you're not sure how to spell a word, please look it up in a dictionary.

Main activity

Have you been watching the BBC series "A Perfect Planet"?  Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it features amazing animals and plants which have adapted to suit their habitats.  You may remember that we looked at clips about marine iguanas and gecko lizards two weeks ago.


For today's comprehension activity, we are going to watch a short clip about the Arctic Wolf and then answer a series of questions based on this clip before completing a research task.  Watch today's video where Mrs Bell explains what to do.


To begin this activity, watch the video below to learn more about the Arctic Wolf and his hunt for food.  You may find it useful to click on the CC button to bring up the subtitles for this clip.

Arctic Wolf hunts drove of Arctic Hares | A Perfect Planet | BBC Earth

A hungry wolf is trying its best to catch one arctic hare, amongst hundreds. Even if he does, it isn't much of a meal.

Then it's time to download your comprehension activity so choose your level and read through all of the questions.  You will need to watch the video clip again (probably at least two or three times) to find the answers to your questions - this is not a memory test and please don't guess the answers!

Once you've answered the questions, it is time for your research task.  Watch the clip below to learn about a different Arctic mammal – a baby polar bear.  Write down five key facts which you learn about this young cub.

The Life of a Baby Polar Bear - Ep. 4 | Wildlife: The Big Freeze

In this episode we witness one of the Arctic's most magical moments. With the help of a one-of-a-kind local tracker, we find a female polar bear fresh out of...

Time for some fun!

Why don't you finish today's Literacy tasks with some art?  In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw an Arctic Wolf!

How to Draw an ARCTIC WOLF!!!

Step by step video on how to draw an ARCTIC WOLF!

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It was Olivia who took last week's crown with an exceptional score of 93 - well done!  Keep up the good work, P6 - it's really important to challenge yourself.


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