Persuasive writing

Today Year 5 have been writing persuasive letters to Mr Burford. They were asked to think of alternative uses for the field behind the school rather than the planned housing. They were then asked to write a formal letter with persuasive writing and complex sentences, outlining to Mr Burford why the field should be used by the field and the dangers of building housing. The first letter is Harry S’.

Liss Junior School

Hill Brow Road

Liss, Hampshire

GU33 7LQ

Thursday 31st March

Dear Mr Burford

I am writing in the strongest possible terms to protest about the plans for the houses in the clearing behind the playground, which isn’t currently being used for anything.

I think you’re making a bad decision by letting the builders build the houses. The space could easily be used for: Ball games, or more running space.

Isn’t it obvious that everyone in the school would want more space to play in? Having this space could prevent accidents from happening in the playground and could also give more room for those people playing games that involve many people.

If these ‘house’ plans go ahead just think of the pollution levels! You don’t want people wheezing, coughing, sneezing or feeling ill as well ? All these things could affect you as headmaster ;do you want these plants to go ahead or don’t you?

Only a madman would agree to let the house building plans go ahead, just think what we would miss out on. Please take note of this and take action to STOP the house building plans.

Yours sincerely

Harry S

Pancake racing

Going for it!

Charlie Cains writes…

On the 7th of March 2011, class AS took part in the schools annual pancake racing event, celebrating Shrove Tuesday. First, the class saw all the lower school do their races, then watched class C.H do theirs. After that, Mr Burford ( the headteacher) sorted out the class into 4 groups, they were; year 5 girls, year 5 boys, year 6 girls, year 6 boys. Once that had been done, we raced each group in that order.

It was manic out on the race track, some people lost their pancakes, some dropped their pancakes, one boy even slipped up in first position a few metres away from the finishing line. Luckily though, he managed to get third position and won a prize. The winners were; year 5 girls: 1st place was Pheobe Dove, 2nd was Liah Jacobs and 3rd was Kate Shally. Year 5 boys: 1st place Harry Sullivan, 2nd place James Vernon-Smith, 3rd place James Offen. Year 6 girls: 1st place Abi McCanna, 2nd Anna White, 3rd place Tallulah Sheperdly. Year 6 boys: 1st place Tom Krauze, 2nd place Charlie Cains, 3rd place Jack Albery. Not everybody joined in the racing, but still everyone had a great day.

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