Category Archives: Literacy and Language

Victorian Artefact Homework

Pupils in Primary 6a and Primary 6b (Bay 17 and 19) have a very special homework task this week.

They have to research and create a model of a Victorian object or artefact.  Each child has to choose an item that would be found in a Victorian home, school or workplace.  They can use anything to make it – from recycling items such as cardboard and bottles to clay or plasticene. Miss Cunningham, Miss Schoenhofen and Mr. Clark will help out with any materials that may be needed such as sellotape, paper, pens etc.

The children also have a complete an instruction sheet detailing how they made the item and what it was used for.  As soon as all of the items are handed in, we will post pictures of them on this blog.


In class we have been doing lots of different types of stories. Right now we are focusing on Action stories. Over the past 3 weeks we have been writing persuasive letters. For the first few weeks of storywriting we were writing stories based on book extracts. Our latest story was based on the first 2 chapters of The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. Our story was called Runaway.  A few of us were picked to do a twist in our story.

Persuasive Letters

This year in p6 we have been learning how to write a persuasive letters in story writing.  We have done two in the past few weeks the first one was about improving a local park. The second one was about the saving local community center from getting knocked down. We have been learning about how much rhetorical questions can help persuade the reader. Emotional language is also really good to have in your persuade letter because the reader will know how you feel.