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Endangered Animal Project

This term we are looking at Report Writing as part of our Literacy Block.
We have had to choose an Australian Endangered Animal that we would like to research. We have a four part project that we have begun.

Part 1 involves us answering a range of questions based on the terms endangered, threatened and vulnerable.

Part 2 involved us writing a written report.

We are using the structure below to write our report.

ReportHere are the bones of what your written report should look like

Classification – introduce your animal (describe your animal: appearance, weight, size, where in the world is it found, etc.)

Description
Paragraph 1 – Describe your animals habitat.
Paragraph 2 – Describe what your animal needs to eat to survive – include the animal’s food chain
Paragraph 3 – Explain why your chosen animal is endangered
Paragraph 4 – Write about an organisations that are helping the animal. Include information about what we can do to help this animal survive.
You may like to include more paragraphs with additional information. 

Conclusion – Remember this is OPTIONAL

Part 3 involves us writing a persuasive text about whether or not we think our chosen animal should be saved from becoming extinct.

Part 4 involves us designing and creating a model replicating the habitat our chosen animal lives in the wild.

Click on the link below to get a copy of the Project Sheet
Endangered Animal Project

Here is another resource you might like to read whilst you are writing your report. Remember to keep some of these things in mind as they will help you create a well planned and written report.

report2

What have you enjoyed about the project?
What are you finding most challenging about the project?
What have you learnt whilst completing this project?

Do children spend too much time on computers?

This week, 5/6 WM and 5/6 MA have been working on developing our persuasive writing skills. The Year 5’s have been looking at writing a persuasive text using appropriate structure and language features while the Year 6 students have been developing their debating skills.

Here are some of arguments from our Year 6’s

What’s wrong with spending too much time on the computer? Most of the time children spend time reading on the computer. There are words everywhere on the computer for example, advertisements and instructions. Children read almost every minute. It’s not possible for someone not to read on electronics. We can also learn to read new words while playing computer games and talking to friends. You will become a professional reader. Believe me, it doesn’t take long!

Typing is a lot faster and neater than writing. Your messy handwriting will become a beautiful font if your work is typed on the computer. People’s presentation will look amazing.

Children who spend a lot of time on the computer can suffer from headaches. They focus for too long on games and this can give them a terrible headache. They then cannot focus on their school work because headaches are the worst.

If children spend too much time on the computer, they will become anti-social. If children become anti-social then they will find it hard to talk to other people, get a job in the future and get into Secondary School.

You can’t live without electronics. So people better learn how to use electronics. You won’t survive at high school without using a computer. People would have to go to the local library which takes a lot of time. Above all, spending more time on the computer helps you to learn to use electronics. It is good to be up to date with technology. Can you imagine a world without computers?

In my opinion, I believe that when children play on the computer 24/7 your electricity bill will become very high. I have had a lot of experiences with my cousin, brother and sister. We used to go to bed at 8:30pm but now we don’t because the internet changed our

WHAT DO YOU THINK? DO CHILDREN SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON COMPUTERS? Share your thoughts!!!