Year 3 were given a surprise earlier this term when they found that all of their classroom chairs had gone on strike! The chairs were out of use and had written a letter to the classes complaining that they weren’t being tucked in, they were tired of being swung on and some just wanted a break! After all, it is very tiring to be sat on ALL day!
After learning all about ’The Day the Crayon’s Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and looking at the features of persuasive letters, the class were well equipped to write individual letters to the chairs to try and convince them to come back. Fortunately for both classes, the heartfelt apologies, flattery and suggestions of how things could be different in the future included in their letters, were sufficient to bring the chairs back.
Fun and engaging opportunities for writing such as this help inspire our students to produce their best work and apply learning from units covered in English lessons. The children were delighted to see that the chairs had returned and there was a real buzz of activity as groups discussed strategies to try and get their chairs back!