Y5 Persuasive Writing

Date: 17th May 2016 @ 1:10pm

This half term we have been learning about persuasive writing. We started by looking at persuasive techniques in adverts and then started to explore persuasive letters and the features used.

We found that persuasive letters usually contain AFOREST. 

A - Alliteration 
F - Facts
O - Opinions 
R - Rhetorical Questions 
E - Emotive Language 
S - Statistics 
T - Rule of Three  

Our homework was to write our own persuasive letter. Here is Sam's


Dear Miss Chalk, 

                         I am writing this letter to establish the principles and reasons why we have to do homework each week. I believe that it is not necessary for me and my fellow pupils to be bombarded with homework and this interferes with the meaning WEEKEND BREAK! 

I feel children like myself should be outside playing instead of answering math sums and literacy questions and may I add, spelling tests. 

I have asked children myself and 90% of them agree with me that homework should be band. For this reason, I strongly do believe that homework should be banned. If this came to a vote from the statistics that I have provided, I am sure you will know the outcome. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me, 

Yours sincerely, 



This letter was so persuasive that both Miss Chalk and Miss Laverick decided that we could have one week homework free. Which meant we could take advantage of our 'weekend break.'

Well done, Sam! 

We will be following with some more persuasive writing. 

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