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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

Summer 1 week 5 18.05.20 - 22.05.20



Week 5 - Time to write your persuasive letter to the engineers that will judge your entry!


Take a look below at the tasks below and follow them to make sure you get your best letter written to convince the engineers that your idea is THE BEST and should be made into a prototype. 


Task 1 – Discuss how to write a letter together with your family.

Ask them, what needs to be included in a letter encouraging the engineers to make your model (persuasive letter).


Task 2 - Plan your letter


Think about your idea and talk through these questions with somebody in your house.


Who is the letter to?

Who is the letter from?

What is your invention?

What does it do?

How big is it?

Who can use it?

Why is it so good?

Which engineer inspired you? (Look back at the videos from Week 1 of the competition)


Now jot these ideas as notes into the planning template below.

Task 3 - Write a draft of your letter and edit it


Now have a go at writing a draft of your letter. Take your time and take care.

Check each sentence as you go to see that it makes sense.


Your letter must fit on one side of A4.


Task 4 - Publish a neat copy of your letter


Now it’s time to write out your letter in your neatest handwriting, ready to send to the engineers.

Lay out your letter like the picture below. Please do not put any address at the top as we usually would on letters, as you may not have enough space. 

Remember your letter must fit on one side of A4.


(diagram of letter layout.No address.    Dear Engineers, blank lines between paragraphs……...Yours sincerely, )


When you have finished, please take a photo of your letter and send it to your class email address, so that we can send it off for you.

Make sure you have also sent in your neat copy of your labelled picture with your first name and year group on.