In English, we looked at persuasive texts. Children used emotive language, rhetorical questions and the 'hamburger format' for paragraphs while writing this week. They rounded off the week by writing a text to persuade people that smoking is bad for you and others. What were some of the reasons you wrote about? Tell the world in the comments section!
Our topic is moving along nicely. Children completed their travel brochures, along with their persuasive posters. The plan is to display their persuasive poster while presenting the information they wrote about in their brochures to the rest of the class. Children got a kick out of watching the recording of themselves read out their instructions, so this can be used as yet another opportunity to improve their public speaking abilities.
This week was a great week for spelling! Top Spellers were: Jaclyn, Sophie, Dominic, Ethan E, Erin, Tom, Ella, Alfie, Jasmin, Lucy, Ethan F and Reuben. Well done! +2 HPs each.
Week 5 Spellings (adding ing):
continue - We'll continue our topic work next week.
continuing - He is continuing to improve his handwriting.
notice - Did you notice who won House Points this week?
noticing - I keep noticing your shoe is untied.
surprise - We're having a surprise birthday party.
surprising - It's not surprising you did well...you studied!
please - Make sure to say please and thank-you.
pleasing - It is pleasing when children use good manners.
free - The best things in life are free.
freeing - I'm freeing up space on my phone by deleting an app.
Spellings will be tested on Tuesday as usual.
The Good Work Award this week went to Ethan F for getting his name back up on the Top Spellers List!
The Good Behaviour Award went to Thomas this week for showing good persistence with his writing!
Well done to you both!
Our Class DOJO winner this week was also Thomas! Great job. You can collect your prize on Monday.
Remember to read and record in your yellow log book. Also be sure to bring your PE kit in and have it here each day.
Homework this week is a chance to design another persuasive poster, this time you get a choice of topics though. The best (most persuasive) posters will go up on display!
Have a great weekend everyone!