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Explain to your child that this week we will be writing a persuasive letter to the prime minister about looking after whales.  Ask what we mean by the word persuade.  How can we to it? 

Go through the powerpoint attached. 

Choose three different scenarios from the list below.

Fidget spinners should be banned.

All children should receive pocket money.

All children should do homework every night.

Dogs are the best pets for children.

Every child should play a team sport.

The beach is more fun than a pool.

All children should read at least one book a week.

Weekends should be three days.

Children should not have a holiday, it’s too much fun for them! 

Children should clean their parent’s car. 

Children should not eat sweets. 

All children should be in bed by 7 0’clock at night. 

We shouldn’t plant any more trees or flowers as they take up too much room.


Go through the features as a checklist for verbally persuading others. 






Look through the plants PowerPoint. After you have seen it, have a go at completing the activity attached. 

Mrs Pritchard's Phonics

Mrs Roberts and Mrs Morris



Re- Cap Tricky words:  have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one

Recap- Sounds:  ai, igh, oa, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, oy

Introduce new sound: ear – hear with your ear

Practise reading and spelling words: hear, dear, fear, near, year, clear

Practice writing tricky words


Mrs Warner's Group


Re- Cap Tricky words: pull, full, our, door, floor, poor

Recap- Sounds: wh, ph, tch, kn, gn

Recap- sound: ing (looking at words ending in the sound)

Practise reading and spelling words: walking, hunting, looking, running

Practice writing tricky words

Mrs Courriere and Mrs MacKay's Phonics


This week we are learning the 'oa' grapheme and its alternative spellings: ‘o’, ‘o-e’ and ‘ow’


Here are some of the key words we are learning this week.  Please learn the alternative spellings of oa in each of these sounds:

so, no, go, going, home, old, told, over, open, only, both, alone, grow, soap, slow, home, low, show, note, phone, window, those

Ms King's phonics

Re-cap tricky words:  it’s children, have, like, some, come, were, little, one, saw, there, when, what, don’t, old, oh, very, people, made, make, came, day

Re-cap sounds: ow, ur, ea, ie, i-e, oe, o-e, ue, u-e, aw, au, ew, ay, a-e, e-e, ow  ey  

Introduce new sound: ou

Practice reading words: ground, sound, about, shout, sprout, loud, cloud, proud, pouch, slouch, pound, astounding, amount,  out,

Practice reading simple sentences: The kangaroo can carry a joey in it’s pouch.  The sprout grew bigger and bigger until it was almost as tall as the clouds!

p.m. Phase 5 phonic activity: sentences matching to images.