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A Spelling Seed for The Owl and the Pussy-cat

 

KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 2

Literary Theme: Change & Relationships

Author(s): Edward Lear

Overview:

This is a two-session spelling seed for the book The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear.  Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.

Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement the Literary Curriculum by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.

Spelling Seeds work alongside the texts within the Literary Curriculum and, as such, will also reflect the suggested number of weeks spent on a text, as well.

Coverage:

Common Exception Words

beautiful, both, break, last, gold, money, old, pretty, poor, water

Spelling Rules and Patterns

The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

A Planning Sequence is available for The Owl and the Pussy-cat.

Planning Sequence Overview:

Outcomes:

Letters, interviews, lists, instructions

Main Outcome:

Rhyming poem

Length:

10 sessions, 2 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a two-week planning sequence for The Owl and the Pussy-cat by Edward Lear, illustrated by Charlotte Voake, in which children explore the themes of the poem, write in role as the characters, create fictitious interviews, create lists of items they can take on their honeymoon and eventually innovate upon the poem to create their own versions. Appropriate terminology is written in bold.

Synopsis of Text:

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade as their search for the thief leads them across the Sea, to the Chankly Bore and beyond...

Full of enchanting lyricism this new rhyme, beautifully illustrated by Charlotte Voake, promises to be as important and successful as the original.

Links:

Poetry, owls, cats, nonsense verse

View The Owl and the Pussy-cat Planning Sequence

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