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S4 ‘How to Paint a Unicorn’ – Explore language patterns and add another verse. Listen to a story.

 

Task 1

Re-read the poem, ‘How to Paint a Unicorn’, and look closely at the layout of the poem. 

How are the lines arranged?  What patterns can you see? 

There are 4 verses with 4 lines.

 

See what happens when you change the pattern so that each verse has 2 lines. 

Which pattern do you think looks better?  Why?

 

What words or phrases are repeated?  ‘You’ll need...’

 

What are the rhyming words? Can you think of some more?  (Look back at S1)

 

Task 2

What are your ideas for adding another verse to the poem?

What body parts are not mentioned in the poem? (Look back at S3 – mane, hooves, legs…)

 

Now try some ideas which fit the poem’s patterns, such as:

You'll need a sparkling, silver mane.

That flaps as he gallops like a high speed t____.

Or

You'll need a sparkling, silver mane.

See it flutter as he gallops down the l____.

 

You'll need four neat, silver hooves,

That clip clop as he m_____.

 

What are your ideas for adding another verse to the poem?  Have a go!

Copy out your new version of the poem.

 

Task 3

Enjoy another story about a unicorn.  Click here

‘Sugarlump and The Unicorn’ by Julia Donaldson  - read aloud by Fairy Sarah  6.25 mins

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