Saturday, 19 November 2016

Persuasive Writing by Te Rito Hub

Would you rather...Would you rather... — by Angela Johnston

This term we have been improving our literacy through persuasive writing. Here is a small sample of work from Adhrit, Hannah and Bowie. These ones are inspired by John Burningham's book titled "Would You Rather".

Monday, 14 November 2016

Amesbury School Open Today


We've checked out the school and everything looks fine and set to go. School will be open as usual today. 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Koru Persuasive Writing

Koru Hub continues to work on writing persuasively. We have been getting our creative juices flowing by inventing new products and then persuading others to use them or buy them. Can you see anything here you would like to try?

If you love wings and if you love colour and sparkle then you should get flying pyjamas. 
My first reason is it can make you fly up to the sky. My second reason is if you don't want to walk to bed then the colour and sparkle wings will fly you to bed. My third reason is your bed will fly when you're asleep. 
Flying pyjamas are so cool that you should get some any day.                               Emily, age 6

Do you want to buy a transforming toilet? You can go into space!
The toilet has a jet pack so you can go anywhere you want to go. It comes with a double toilet so you can go on the toilet with your friend. And after a while you get flushed down the chain. 
I think it is fun.                       Josh, age 6

Do you want a pet Ponycorn? It's very cool so do you want it?
My first reason is that you should get it because it has a button and if you click on it the Ponycorn will turn you into a ponycorn, too! My second reason is that if you say the word LOVE the Ponycorn will give you a ride. My third reason is that if you touch or press its cutie mark the cutie mark will change. If the cutie mark is the same all the time it will be boring. That is why the cutie mark changes.                             Sonia, age 6

Are you sick of fighting? You should use a Protection Wardrobe! 
My first reason is it can save your life and it goes to war. My second reason is it kills baddies. My third reason is if you touch its undies then he will laugh! 
Protection Wardrobe is war-tastic so you should get it today.          Jack, age 6

Some creative products and compelling reasons to try them! We'll keep the persuasive writing coming!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


The moment I stepped onto the dance floor I felt a quiver down my spine. I was being watched by all the parents. I got lined up, ugh so loud. I knew for salsa we had to be partners with the person next to us so I looked next to me. It was Tre. I was having so much fun.

Now Jack and Mark were introducing themselves and what we were going to be doing. I was bursting with excitement.We were starting. “Shoulder, shoulder… Ok, I’m getting it.” I thought.

“ALL I WANNA SAY IS THAT THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US!” We all shouted. Now I was doing the ‘pump, look up- bring it on down’ move. It was really fun.

We moved on to the salsa. Lots of the girls hated being with the boys but it was alright. We were doing the dance and we had so much fun. Now for the surprise… The parents were invited up onto the dance floor and we had to do ‘Ice Cream and Cakedy-cake!’
We had a really enjoyable, fun, epic, awesome and amazing time learning how to dance and actually doing the dance. I had a blast.- Grace Buchanan