This week in English, the children were introduced to their new focus text ‘Rosie Revere, Engineer’. It tells the story of a young girl called Rosie Revere who dreams of becoming a great engineer one day. She creates wonderful gadgets and gizmos – but only when no one is watching! She keeps her inventions a secret because when she was very small, her uncle Zookeeper Fred laughed at the special cheese hat she designed for him to keep dangerous snakes at bay. But then great-great-great aunt Rosie, in her red-and-white spotted headscarf, appears on the scene and helps Rosie to understand that sometimes you’ve got to risk failure before you can find success!
The children loved the story but were sad that Rosie wanted to give up on her dreams of becoming a famous engineer, so, they wrote persuasive letters trying to convince young Rosie to believe in herself and ignore her silly uncle! They used persuasive language and lots of conjunctions to extend their sentences and make their letters more interesting.