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English -Persuasive letters

Our English lesson today combines your skills from the week to plan and write a persuasive letter. 


Before you begin, have a think about the three WAGOLL examples - persuasive letter to visit the Amazon rain-forest, joining a football club and a letter to persuade adults at home to let you join a 12 hour computer marathon. Think about the purpose, audience, structure, vocabulary, list of three,  level of formality  and persuasive features.


Follow the instructions from the video- remembering to pause and complete the activities when asked to. Use the 'next activity' or green dots at the bottom of the page to navigate through.


Remember to add to your magpie page as you watch the video - these details will really help you when you write your own piece.


Refer to the worksheet element of the website (or printable version below) as here you will find a plan for each paragraph as well as a bank of vocabulary.


If you are finding writing your persuasive letter tricky, there is a writing frame (see links below) which you can use to insert your chosen vocabulary into the prepared letter structure.


Whilst writing your persuasive letter, think about all the elements you have worked on and the WAGOLL's you have read. See below for the success criteria set by Mr Emmerson.



After completing your task, re-read and edit your piece of writing . Then resume the video for feedback to self mark and edit your work before uploading on seesaw.


Mr Emmerson will test you on your spellings today as part of your English video. If you need to listen to the spelling test again, rewind the video and play it again.


Please remember to ask someone at home to test you on your two extra spellings to make your list up to ten.


Today's maths lesson in based on finding intervals of time. This means calculating the difference between two times. The lesson will involve 24 hour clocks. It makes it easier to find the difference with 24 hour clocks because we can continue to count on. 

1. Read through the learning reminders. The first questions asks us to find the difference between 10.45 and 11.35. They have drawn a number line to help calculate the difference. The first thing to do is count how many minutes there are until the next o'clock. The person has drawn a jump of 15 minutes on their number line. This brings us to 11 o'clock. We don't need to count how many hours are between our next time and target time. The next thing to do is to count how many minutes there are left until we reach our target time. Finally, add the two measurements together. 

2. Choose your level of challenge to complete. For the mild and hotter task you are provided with the times of each activity. Then use this information to answer the individual questions. 

Be careful, some questions might follow the previous. For example, question 2 might say after an hours break, this will mean half an hour after completing question 1. 

Your answers need to be converted into 12 hour clock. Once you know the 24 hour time, subtract 12 away from this number and you will know the 12 hour time. If you find this tricky, complete the Bit Stuck section first. 

3. Finally, have a go at the Hogwarts train timetable investigation.

Foundation - Outdoor Learning

The focus for our Outdoor Learning this week is Wonderful Wildlife.

Can you find and name wild flowers for every colour of the rainbow?

Can you find out about the life cycles of living things in your garden and create a role play to show the changes?

Can you use your observation skills to identify the birds that visit your garden and complete the survey. Do you have the same of different birds at different times of the day?

Do you need to make some bird feeders to encourage the birds to visit your garden?