Photo courtesy of Ed Voisin www.onebigphoto.com

Photo courtesy of Ed Voisin www.onebigphoto.com

July 30th

Swamplife

Story starter

He arrived at the surface of the water and took a refreshing breath of air. Whilst keeping his body completely still, he glanced around the swamp with large, circular, green eyes.

After several moments, he slipped his enormous body beneath the surface of the water once again, and slithered off in search of food…

Question time

What is the creature being described in the story starter? What evidence can you find to support your belief?

What different animals do you think live in the swamp?

Do humans ever live in swamps?

Can you locate any areas of swampland around the world?

What food do you think the animal in the story eats?

What do you think the weather and climate is like in a swamp?

What’s the difference between weather and climate?

Sentence challenge

Can you describe what it would be like to walk through a swamp?

Think about describing the temperature, what sounds you could hear, what the ground is like to walk over and how you might feel about being there.

Sick sentences

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The creature put its head above the water. It was really big. It had big eyes and big teeth.

Perfect picture

Can you draw a picture of the animal that is being described in the story starter?