Persuasive Writing

Check out Faith’s persuasive writing about whether zoos are fair:

Dear Mrs May,

I am writing to you to urge you to close cruel zoos. I believe passionately that zoos can cause animals stress and harm. I know you are the  best Prime Minister there has ever been so I can trust in you to make the right choice.

Firstly the animals are caused stress because they have been imprisoned. In addition to this animals do not have enough space to roam around. Surely you want to animals to be happy?

Perfecting our Public Speaking

Excitingly during the Spring term, the Year 4’s are taking part in a Public Speaking competition within Essex! This is with 14 other schools, where one will be crowned a winner. Today Mrs Browne led a workshop with all of the children and within the first two hours they had flourished into confident speakers who gave eye contact to their audience.

We are going to be looking at this within our Literacy lessons, ready for the children to be selected for a team, ready to compete against the other schools in Essex. This is a very exciting opportunity for the children which will help their confidence in their speaking to grow. Here are some images from the different activities that we participated in- from a boring Oak tree that was lifeless- to standing tall, speaking with projection and looking at the audience.

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The children here are working in two teams, and practising their delivery of their point of view on a topic. Each time children used peer assessment to identify who was: the most confident in their voice, used the most eye contact and used their hands/ body for expression.

Can any of you tell me what your favourite bit was about today? Comment below- I can’t wait to see your replies and I am sure Mrs Browne would love to see them too!

Miss Baghurst

Wonderful Writing

In Literacy we are writing a persuasive letter to the Prime Minister about whether zoos should be open or permanently closed. Keep checking back for more examples.

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Lawford Mead Primary School,

Trent Road,

Chelmsford,

CM1 2JH

Wednesday 11th January 2017

Dear Mrs May,

I am writing to you today because I am frustrated about how wild animals are treated in zoos. As the Prime Minister we expect you to know about this. I believe that all zoos should be permanently shut down. I hope that you will respect my decision. As an animal lover you should know how the animals are being treated. Your country is counting on you…

By Evie O’Brien, Cedar

Lawford Mead Primary School,

Trent Road,

Chelmsford,

CM1 2JH

 

Wednesday 11th January 2017

Dear Mrs May,

I am writing to you today in sheer disappointment about zoos. Without doubt I want zoos to be permanently shut down for prevention of cruelty and for the animals to be released into their natural habitat. As you are the most powerful person in England, I hope you read on..

 

By Marianna Reale. Cedar