The Owl and The Pussycat
S1 Introducing the poem, reading aloud and re-reading.
“The Owl and the Pussycat” is a famous poem by Edward Lear.
What do you already know about owls and pussycats?
Do you think an owl and a pussycat would be friends? Why do you think this?
Read the key words on the Word Mat – the pictures should help.
Listen to the poem. A sung version. Click here
Have a go at reading the poem yourself.
Listen to an animated version. Click here
What is it like being on a boat? Why do you think this?
What’s the longest time you have been away? Where did you go?
What do you think happens at a wedding? Why do you think this?
How are the Owl and the Pussycat’s experiences like yours or different from yours?
Try to explain your ideas.