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Sir David Attenborough: UKS2 Inspirational People Comprehension and Writing Activities Pack

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Sir David Attenborough is an expert on the natural world and is an influential voice on environmental issues. One of his latest roles is as People’s Advocate during COP26, an international climate summit held in Glasgow during the autumn of 2021. In this role, he will speak to global leaders about the dangers of climate change and call for actions that will help to reduce further increases.

Pupils in year 5 and year 6 will read a biographical text about Sir David Attenborough, finding out about his life in broadcasting for eight decades. They will then have the opportunity to develop comprehensions skills by answering simple questions about what they have listened to or read.

The resources will:
- teach pupils about an inspirational person
- Give pupils the opportunity to practise listening, reading and comprehension skills

This pack includes:

  • Inspirational People: Sir David Attenborough - reading text
  • Comprehension questions, with answer sheet

National Curriculum English Programme of study links
Pupils should listen to … non-fiction at a level beyond at which they can read independently
Pupils should understand the books that they can read independently and those that they listen to …

  • Inspirational People: Sir David Attenborough - reading text
  • Comprehension questions, with answer sheet
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