Year 3 practise their persuasive writing skills
Year 3 did a mini study as a part of Black History Month of Bessie Coleman. Through studying Bessie's amazing life, we learned that not only was she a gifted pilot, but she was also a determined and intelligent person who helped change perceptions about the abilities of minorities through her courageous actions as a stunt aeronaut. However, we were disappointed to find that Bessie Coleman was not included in any of the 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls' books. Upon learning this, many of the Year 3 girls said they were keen to write a letter to the authors about this. Seeing their excitiment about the subject, we changed our curriculum slightly to include a two-week unit study of persuasive letter writing. Through this unit, the girls studied formal and informal letters, and what makes a persuasive letter effective. The girls then learned the framework to create a formal letter and wrote their own to the authors of the 'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls' books. Once their final drafts are complete, these letters will be sent to the main publishing office for the book series. We hope to get a response from the authors, and if so, will be happy to share this with the school. Well done Year 3 for demonstrating many of our High-Performance Learning characteristics, especially being creative and taking risks (Agile Amy), and showing confidence and concern for society (Empathetic Emma). Mr Taylor is very proud of Year 3's amazing work!