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Children will:


Persuasive Texts:

  • know and understand the features  and purposes of persuasive texts in a variety of forms, e.g. letters, leaflets, posters, advertisements  and newspaper articles
    • Understand that posters and adverts and letters in magazines can persuade people to buy, or agree or support
  • understand and evaluate how letters, e.g. from newspapers, magazines, are intended to inform, protest, complain, persuade
    • Understand the effectiveness of language, colour, font, word play, etc in good/ poor adverts
  • know how to identify persuasive techniques in texts such as newspapers, comments, headlines, adverts, flyers. Consider:
    • the deliberate use of ambiguity, half-truth, bias
    • how opinion can be disguised to seem like fact
    •  words and phrases e.g. ‘surely’, ‘it wouldn’t be very difficult …’
    • persuasive definitions, e.g. ‘no-one but a complete idiot …’, ‘every right-thinking person would …’ ‘the real truth is …’,
    • rhetorical questions ‘are we expected to …?’ ‘where will future audiences come from?’
    •  deliberate ambiguities, e.g. ‘probably the best … in the world’ ‘known to cure all …’, ‘the professionals’ choice’


This week we will focus on examining persuasive features in media, for example television adverts. Next week we'll look more at printed persuasive examples, such as leaflets, magazine adverts etc.

Phrases and Clauses

  • know and understand the terms ‘phrase’ and ‘clause’
  • understand that a clause is a sentence
  • investigate clauses through:
  • identifying the main clause in a  sentence
  • investigating sentences which contain more than one clause
  • understanding how clauses are connected (e.g. by combining three short sentences into one)
  • understand that clauses can be main and subordinate


Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSGMWCq-UHQ

Complete the tasks in the 'Clauses' folder of studyladder.



Watch https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-clause