Friday 22 June, was World Rainforest Day, which was all about a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to save one of Earth’s most precious resources… our rainforests. A major environmental issue is the unsustainable production of palm oil. Health Ministers from each state and territory met last week to make decisions about whether there should be laws about labelling palm oil in our food. Our class wrote letters to our minister to persuade him to make this mandatory. At our assembly. our top 3 most persuasive letters were shared by Archie, Will and Emma. Congratulations to Emma, whose letter was voted as most persuasive. You can read our letters below.
In our Writing Buddies session today, students were asked if they would prefer to be a pirate or a ninja for a day. A difficult decision, however, students generated lots of great ideas and some very persuasive writing techniques.
Well done to Louis, Chelsea and Henry who were our most persuasive group this week! An excerpt of their writing is below…
Climbing walls, sneaking around and taking down the bad guys are just a few epic things you can do as an awesome ninja!
Wall climbing, speedy running and high jumping are just a few ninja tactics. The abilities of a ninja are endless. They can get you out of many sticky situations!
This term the OC are taking part in Writing Buddies with 1E and 2B (poor 2B missed out on a buddy class last term due to our school now having an odd number of classes!) so students will have 2 cute little buddies to work with.
We began last week with a persuasive writing stimulus and it was great to see so many great ideas and convincing arguments. Well done, OC for sharing your terrific writing skills with our younger students!
This term students have been learning about the text type exposition and doing some fantastic persuasive writing. One of our recent topics involved thinking about improvements to make our school even better. Below are some student work samples of excellent persuasive writing. Well done!