First.. Read through the persuasive letters from the crayons!

crayon persuasive letters

Next… Which do you think is most persuasive and why? Write a summary of this text in your book.

Explain what their opinion is and the reasons they give. You might also write about the tone (angry, pleading, calm, desperate, etc.) and how their word choice, sentence fluency, organisation and ideas help to make it a persuasive letter.

Then… choose one crayon and write a letter back to that crayon responding to their letter. What do you think Duncan might say if he wrote a letter back to the crayon?

End of remote learning 2.0

Well done all of you for your amazing work during remote learning!

Some quick reminders about Monday:

  • You can check the timetable for specialists here: Term 4 Timetable (at school)
  • SunSmart time has started, so make sure you have a SunSmart hat (caps don’t count).
  • If you are returning books to school, make sure they have been wiped down with proper antibacterial first. You are not allowed to bring toys or sports equipment to school.
  • Bring back your remote learning workbooks (they don’t all have to come back the first day if your bag is a bit heavy).
  • When you arrive in the mornings between 8:45 and 9:00 come straight to our corridor and wash your hands in the MPR kitchen, then come straight into the classroom.
  • Bring your water bottle – no using the drinking taps.
  • However you are feeling about returning to school is absolutely fine! It is normal to be a bit excited but also to feel a little nervous or wobbly about the change after so long at home. I expect I will be in the yellow zone quite a bit! We will look after each other

W1: Reading Friday

LG: I can make connections to stories that I read.

We know that making a connection to book will help us to feel more engaged with the story, but do you know which types of connections you are better at making?

Well today you are going to find out. We are going to be making connection chains! All you need for this activity is some paper, some coloured pencils, a ruler, a grey lead pencil, some scissors and a glue stick.

First… using your ruler, rule lines running across ways on your page- like this

Next… Cut along each line so that you have strips of paper. Each strip should be wide enough for you to write on.

Then… Read along with ‘All the Places to Love’ and whenever you make a connection, pause the video and write it on a strip of paper.

Finally… colour all of your connections using the labelling system below and then glue them together so they connect and make a connection chain.

Text-t0-text – Red

Text-to-self – Blue

Text-to-world – Green

What type of connections did you make the most?

What connections did you make the least?

Share your results on the class blog!

W1: Writing Friday

LG: I can write an interesting ending to a narrative.

A great story can follow a structure. The story mountain is easy to remember as it shows each part of the story and where it belongs. Although some stories have more than one problem, they can still follow a similar structure.

For today’s lesson, you are going to be listening to a story, however the story finishes before the end! You are going to think about the first parts of the story, then finish writing the story, thinking about the resolution and the ending.

First… Choose one of the stories below to watch the video and think about what has happened in the story.

Bad Apple:


Next… Write a short summary of what happened so far (you might want to think about the parts of a story mountain to help you)

Then… Complete the story by adding your own creative ending to Zathura or Bad Apple!