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Lesson 3

Lesson 3 LO: I can write a descriptive poem

Read the poem ‘Deep Sea’ from Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz, that explores the creatures that have been explored in the videos and pictures (From the book ‘Commotion in the ocean’)




Does it capture the mood, atmosphere and feeling of the characters that live deep below the ocean? What words and phrases has the poet used that are particularly effective in describing the creatures?

Using the pictures and the words and phrases collected, model how to write your own ‘Deep Sea’ poem; ensure they know the poem does not have to rhyme – it is the language used and the feelings that are important.


Write a deep sea poem

Remember to:

Use your collected words and phrases

Describe the ocean itself

Describe the creatures that live in the ocean – how they move, look like

Describe how it makes you feel