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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.


Task 1

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?


Task 2

Read the key words on the Word Mat – the pictures should help.

Task 3

Listen to the poem.  A sung version.  Click here


Task 4

Have a go at reading the poem yourself.  


Task 5

Listen to an animated version. Click here


Task 6

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.