A number of years ago, two students (Catie and Ben S.) published their expositions.  They were writing about “PLASTIC BAGS SHOULD BE BANNED!” and wrote very convincing arguments for banning plastic bags. (This was when you could still use all plastic bags in shops.) Listen to what they had to say and you will notice:

  • INTRODUCTION – gives their point of view (agree or disagree)
  • REASON 1 and example or explanation
  • REASON 2 and example or explanation
  • REASON 3 and example or explanation
  • CONCLUSION – tries to convince you about their point of view again to sum up their ideas.

Ben S. and Plastic Bags!   (click on the name to play)                                  Caitie and Plastic Bags (click on the name to play)

Now it’s your turn to write very convincingly about why “Lollies Should be Banned!”


Expositions or Persuasive Arguments

We’ve talked about them. We’ve done one orally (ballet). Last week we brainstormed reasons for “Lollies Should be Banned!’ and now this week we will be writing those reasons as an exposition or persuasive argument.  You used your planner and today you will be writing it in your draft writing books.  Here are some video clips going over the criteria for an exposition and some examples to give you a better idea of what we are aiming for.








These are all helpful video clips to give you some ideas when writing a persuasive text.

Let’s see just how convincing you can be! 🙂
Mrs Veary


Today there was an Anzac Ceremony because Anzac Day will be during the holidays.

Back in class as you watch the powerpoint on Anzac Day look for things which will help us to understand what Australians need to remember on that day.  Anzac Day is on the 25th April every year.  ANZAC stands for:






SIMPSON AND HIS DONKEY – on this Anzac website you can read all about Simpson and his bravery.  This statue stands outside the War Memorial in Canberra.

simpson and his donkey

Here is a news clip from England from Simpson’s home town which explains the story of his bravery.

As you listen and read information on these websites, think about the true meaning of Anzac Day for Australians, so that you can talk about this on the real Anzac Day during the holidays.


CHALLENGE: – Try and find out what wars Australian soldiers are fighting in right now?


Today we will be having our very first philosophy lesson.  There are special rules about how to act to be able to listen to other people’s ideas respectfully.  Today we will be learning what the question matrix is and how to use it.

Meanings of some of the older words:

  • pail of water – bucket of water
  • broke his crown – cracked or fractured his skull (or head)
  • caper – to run or skip or dance about in a playful manner  
  • bound his head –  bandaged his head

Global Goals Video #1 – World’s Biggest Lesson

This video clip introduces the idea of the 17 Global Goals for you to understand what they are and why they are important to each of us.

This is the book Malala wrote to explain her own story and why the Global Goals are so important for so many people all over the world.

Now you are going to complete the information sheet about Malala and Greta Thunberg, and have a go at using your own magic pencil  to fix up our world.

Malala introducing the The Worlds Largest Lesson from World’s Largest Lesson on Vimeo.

Introducing the Global Goals

At Margaret River Primary School we are committed to learning about and caring about the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that the United Nations (the World) have agreed to work towards.

Every one of our inquiries will be focused around one or more of these goals.  They are goals which will help to make our world a better place and a safer and healthier planet way into the future.  Each one of us needs to learn about these goals and try to do our little bit to help meet these goals by 2030!

So what are these goals? What do each of them mean? Watch this video to find out more.

and just what does Sustainable or Sustainability actually mean? Click on this link to read a definition to understand it.

What we have to do now is:

  1. Understand what the goals are
  2. Think about simple things we can do that will help
  3. Remember that we all have to work together to achieve these goals for our world.