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Day 1: Finish your 'hot write' for writing a new fable. Remember, you were writing a fable based on The Hare and The Tortoise. You can choose a new fast and slow animal (different to your modelled write) and decide what the fast animal does which results in him losing the race. Remember to include adverbs, speech, paragraphs, character description, as well as your ongoing writing success criteria!


Day 2: New topic (persuasion). Today, complete your 'cold write'. Write me a letter explaining where you think we should go to on a school trip and why. Try to be as persuasive as possible! L.O.: To write a persuasive letter.


Day 3: View the persuasive PowerPoint and texts. Highlight the persuasive features and make a list of them. What do you like about the texts? How do they persuade you?

Day 4: View the PowerPoint about key features of a letter. Use the example of a letter below to highlight and label the key features. 

Day 5: Carry out some research about healthy living. Arrange it with sub-headings. Try to answer the following questions:

What should you eat and drink?

How much exercise should you do?

How much sleep should you get each night?

We will use this information to write a letter to persuade the younger children in school to live healthy lives!

Day 6: Plan your letter - see template below. You may decide on different arguments and include examples of other persuasive features in your plan. Make bullet point notes in each section.

Day 7: Write your letter, persuading Year 2 to live a more healthy life. Use the success ladder to help you. Include letter features (address at the top, date etc.) and three main paragraphs about food, exercise and sleep. Start your letter 'Dear Year 2' and end with 'Yours sincerely'.

Days 8 and 9: Today we are completing our 'hot write' for this unit. You will be writing a letter to Mr Ballard, asking for a swimming pool to be built at school. Remember the key letter features and include a number of arguments for why we should have one. Think about your key persuasive features too, such as rhetorical questions, adjectives, alliteration and the rule of three. Look back at the previous PowerPoints to help you. Try to include a range of conjunctions to extend your sentences too (target area). You may also want to plan your letter first, using the previous template.