Today is going to be about planning your letter so you will need some scrap paper for this.
Firstly, you need to introduce yourself so your letter needs to start like this:
My name is ................................ and I am writing to you because...
Write this part first on your scrap paper. You can be yourself, Emily or make up a different name. You decide this. Next, you need to explain why you are writing to Greenpeace.
Now we all know that there is no way a blue whale could live in a garden pond. That's what makes the story so funny. So you need to think of a sea creature that is large and could not possibly fit in a garden pond.
I am writing to you as I have something wonderful to tell you! There is a bottle nosed dolphin living in my garden pond!
I am writing to you because there is a huge octopus living in my garden pond! It is so big that its long legs are hanging over the sides!
Remember that you are really excited to be writing to Greenpeace so your opening sentence needs to sound exciting. You don't have to write about a whale. It can be any sea creature you like but the creature needs to be too big to live in a garden pond. Take time to think of a really good opening sentence. Read it to an adult and ask them how it sounds. Could it be improved?
Next, you need to think of no more than 3 questions that you are going to ask Greenpeace about the creature in your pond.
Some examples could be:
I've been feeding it egg sandwiches. Do you think an octopus likes egg sandwiches? or should I feed it something else?
The octopus is trying to talk to me. He can almost say my name. I don't understand what he is saying so what language do they speak?
Do you think he has lost his family? I want to help him find them.
Have a go at writing some questions you would like to ask Greenpeace. Make them as silly as l you like. Remember to use question marks!
Take your time and remember that thinking time is just as important as writing time. Read your final sentences to an adult.
Good luck. Have fun.