Watch the clip of Sam's Duck by Michael Morpurgo
Stop when you get to, ‘No quacking,’ Sam whispered, ‘Please!’ - 4:56mins
Explain one thing you have really liked in the story so far.
What do you think Sam will do with the duck?
Continue watching Sam's Duck from where you stopped yesterday, 4:56mins.
Who nearly revealed that Sam had the duck on board the coach?
How do you think the duck would have felt at being smuggled home by Sam?
Consider two different emotions it might have had.
Watch the whole of the story - Sam's Duck
Does Sam know how to look after a duck properly?
Do you think that Sam’s Grandad is right to say Sam should let the duck go?
Listen again to the section of Sam’s Duck that details how Sam smuggles Francis back to his home city after he rescues him from the red-faced man.
Do you think Sam was lucky to get away with it?
What sort of things might have given him away?
Four Ducks on a Pond by William Allingham
In what ways is the poem like Sam’s Duck?
The poet says, ‘to remember with tears’. Do you think he means tears of joy or sadness?
What could make him so happy about what he saw?
What could make him so sad?
Read Night Cat by Helen Dunmore, a poem about an animal – like Sam’s duck – that goes away and leaves a person behind. Then answer the questions about the poem.