Write the poem onto a sheet of acetate, place it on a baking tray, cover with water and freeze. The poem can defrost as you explore its ideas and images.
Introduce 'Legend' as a poem about a cold winter's day from the perspective of a child remembering stark images from a particular moment.
Listen to the poet reading 'Legend'.
Act out parts of the poem. Wake up shivering. Wrap up warm and stump to the park. Step out onto the ice with a sister.
Talk about the cold. Find new words and metaphors to express the feelings of intense cold.
Make patterns on the ice. Make the figures break through the ice on the water bowl then send in a rescue team.
What do you think the Snow Queen looks like? Draw her on the ice sheets. Take photos of the ice pictures and display them on the computer screen.
Use Makaton signs or pictures, or symbolised words where relevant, to focus listening and enhance meaning.