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‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Monday 1st February


Visit to complete the following tests:
-Expanded noun phrases
-Fronted adverbials A (to see if you have improved your score from earlier on in the year)



Two weeks ago, you watched the trailer for David Attenborough's latest documentary: A Perfect Planet.

Now it is time to watch a sneak peak of the first episode based on volcanoes:


You must now answer a set of questions based on this episode clip: 

NOTE: The word document which has all of the questions on has been attached below, in case any children want to type up their answer. If they are writing it in their books, please do not write out the questions, simply number them. 


  1. How many active volcanoes are there on Earth?
  2. What is the name of the world’s most active volcano?
  3. Where in the world would you find the world’s most active volcano?
  4. Find (online dictionary) and write an appropriate definition for the word ‘magma.’
  5. Sir David Attenborough says that the magma, “Bursts out through fractures in the Earth’s crust.” Which of these is a synonym for the word ‘fractures’?
    a) Dentures
  6. Find and copy a phrase which suggests that it is impossible to stop flowing lava.
  7. Pause at 1.22. Why is this a shocking image?
  8. Sir David Attenborough lists four things that wouldn’t exist without volcanoes. What are those four things?
  9. Find and copy a phrase which shows that humans are unable to successfully manage volcanoes.
  10. Sir David Attenborough says that volcanoes, “Are vital for all living things on planet Earth.” Can you think of a synonym (better word for that word) and antonym (opposite meaning word) for the word ‘vital’?
  11. Has this clip made you want to watch the rest of this episode of A Perfect Planet? Why?
  12. Summarise this clip in a single word. Explain your word choice.