Photo courtesy of Igor Morski

Photo courtesy of Igor Morski

December 9th

Watery Thoughts

Story starter!

This was where it had all started: his ‘great idea’.

It was over ten years since he had discovered his incredible ability to breathe under water. He remembered the first time he had taken the plunge. It had been an accident really; falling into the water, being pulled down by the animals. Blind panic had set in, thinking that there was no escape. Then, he had taken his first underwater breath… and survived.

At first, he simply came down here to think; to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city above.

Now, though, after great deliberation with his new friends, his plan was hatching. Things were about to change…

Can you continue the story? What is his ‘great idea’? Who are his new friends? What will happen next?

Question time!

Why do you think the man went underwater in the first place?

Who is the man? Where is he from?

What do you think he is looking at?

What is he planning to do?

What do the sea creatures think about his presence?

Why is he wearing a suit?


Sentence challenge!

Relative clauses are ‘sandwiches’ of extra information in a sentence.

Can you write a sentence containing a relative clause, starting with a noun?

E.G. The ocean, which he used to fear, was now his home

You could use who, that or with instead of which!

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

A big, scary shark came swimming past him. His desk was covered with stuff.

Perfect picture!

Imagine you lived underwater. What would your day be like? You could draw a picture or make a cartoon strip of your day! Think about all of the things that you would usually do in a day, and then imagine what they would look like underwater.