Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Week of Persuasion

We have experienced some extreme emotions this week as we have explored persuasive writing.  I was so  proud of how keen you were to write to persuade people to change their views.  Poor Mr Rees was accused of cancelling all end of year festivities and then tracked down at lunchtime. He didn’t even know what I had told you.  Your writing has been fantastic though!

What have you learnt about writing well? Are there any techniques that help you persuade?

Can you find or remember any sentence openers that are useful in this kind of writing?

Mrs R 🙂

Literacy key skills – 24th April, 2015

Noun, verb or adjective?

What a great afternoon!  We worked outside and sorted adverbs in to the different categories.  There were some great discussions over what type of adverb things like ‘suddenly’, ‘clockwise’ and ‘fortunately’ are.  I loved listening to your reasoning- you worked very well and I am very proud of each and every one of you. 🙂

This weekend’s key skills is along the same lines.  I would like you to look at the list of words and decide whether they are adjectives, verbs or nouns. Place them on the Venn diagram in the right circle.  Are there any that fit in to more than one category?  Are there any words that fit in to all three?  Annotate your work either on the outside of the diagram or on the back to show how the word is used in that category.  Can you add any words of your own?

If this isn’t enough for you, you can post an adverbial phrase to show position on the blog.

Happy SPaG-ing!

Mrs R 🙂


Literacy Key Skills

Literacy Key Skills 

Choose a page or a couple of paragraphs from the book you are currently reading. Look through the page and try to find as many different grammatical terms that you know. For example, if you are reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

Harry went down to breakfast the next morning to find the three Dursleys already sitting around the kitchen table. They were watching a brand-new television, a welcome- home-for- the-summer present for Dudley, who had been complaining loudly about the long walk between the fridge and the television in the living room. Dudley had spent most of the summer in the kitchen, his piggy little eyes fixed on the screen and his five chins wobbling as he ate continually.

Proper nouns: Harry, Dursley, Dudley. 

Common nouns: kitchen table, breakfast, television, present, fridge, living room, summer, kitchen, eyes, screen, chins. 

Adverbs: loudly, continually. 

Obviously there are many more grammatical terms to use…

Record it how you want; you could do an impressive poster!