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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy


Boston's Catholic School

English

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Today, I would like you to design a pair of snow boots for an Arctic explorer

What materials would you use? What features could they have?

What makes them brilliant for the Arctic? Remember it’s extremely cold there!

Let your imagination run wild! Remember to label your design also!

 

Once finished, I would like you to create a poster that advertises your amazing snow boots!

Remember to include:

  • A catchy name or slogan
  • Persuasive language to entice the customer
  • An eye-catching image (please draw)
  • Price
  • Where people can buy the boots from?
  • Reasons why people should buy them

 

Wednesday 6th January 2021

LO: To include persuasive devices in an advert

Yesterday, your task was to design a new and exciting pair of snow boots.

Today, I would like you to write a persuasive advert to entice Arctic Explorers to buy them.

Things you need to include in your writing:

  • Persuasive devices
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Exaggerated adjectives
  • Parenthesis – brackets, dashes or commas
  • Subheadings
  • A catchy slogan or name for your boots (snow boot 7000)
  • Benefits of buying the product – why should people buy them?
  • A good price – maybe a deal?

 

Miss Parish’s example – Please don’t copy this..

Ultra-Boot 8000

Have you ever suffered with cold toes whilst out walking in the snow? If so, then fear not, the Ultra-boot 8000 is the shoe for you! For only £129, you could have the world’s greatest snow boots on your feet. The Ultra-boot 8000 has been designed to keep your toes toasty and your feet dry – 2 things that Arctic Explorers need!

Water-resistant material

The Ultra-Boot 8000 have been made using high quality (water-resistant) material, which means that your feet always stay dry, even in the most extreme weather conditions. The Ultra-Boot 8000 are a unisex boot and come in a wide range of colours, meaning that you can style them with any outfit or snowsuit.

Super-thick fur

The super-thick fur located inside the Ultra-boot 8000 is designed so that it locks in your body heat and keeps your feet super-warm.

Memory-foam soles

Steel spikes

Be adventurous – the crazier the better!

 

Thursday 7th January 2021

LO: To include persuasive devices in a formal letter

Yesterday, your task was to write a persuasive advert to entice Arctic Explorers to buy your amazing snow boots.

Today, I would like you to write a persuasive letter to ‘Go Outdoors’ persuading them (as a shop) to buy and sell your amazing new snow boots. In your writing, you need to include:

  • Persuasive devices
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Exaggerated adjectives
  • Parenthesis – brackets, dashes or commas
  • A catchy slogan or name for your boots (Snow-Boot 7000 etc)
  • Benefits of buying the product – why should people buy them?
  • A good price – maybe a deal?
  • Formal tone – no contracted forms (I am, not I’m)

Miss Parish’s example:

Dear Go Outdoors,

My name is Miss Parish and I am writing to you today in order to share my incredible new product with you – The Ultra Boot 8000. I honestly believe that this product is possibly the greatest snow boot on the market. Made from an extremely high quality material, that is both water resistant and versatile, this product is sure to do the job. I promise it won’t let you down. I believe that your customers deserve to have the world’s greatest boot on their feet and they definitely will not be disappointed. The Ultra Boot 8000 comes in 15 different colours and sizes range from infant all the way up to adult. Within weeks of this product being ready, we received 5 star reviews from every single customer. Surely this shows you just how good this snow boot is?

Talk about the benefits of buying the boot…

Talk about the price…

Really make ‘Go Outdoors feel like they have to buy your product

 

 

Friday 8th January 2021

Ernest Shackleton

Early Life

  • Find out about his family – what were their names? What did they do?
  • What Ernest Shackleton do as a young boy?

Shackleton’s Expeditions

I would like you to find out about the 3 key dates below. What happened on each of the expeditions to the Antarctic?

1901

Shackleton’s first ever expedition to the South Pole. Shackleton was chosen to go on the Antarctic expedition led by British naval officer Robert Falcon Scott on the ship 'Discovery'.

1908

Expedition called Nimrod

1914

3rd Trip to the Antarctic - with the ship called ‘Endurance’

Interesting Facts

 

Useful websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shackleton_ernest.shtml

https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/Shackleton-Endurance-Trans-Antarctic_expedition.php

https://www.coolantarctica.com/schools/shackleton.pdf