Pollution Solution Lesson 4 - Time for change

The chance to make a real difference by persuading others.

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 90mins

Curriculum Objectives: 7

Subject: English

Resource Overview

The final lesson in a series created by ClairCity designed to get children thinking about air pollution and it's consequences through games and a variety of different subject focuses. Here the children will use use their new found knowledge and a range of persuasive devices to write a persuasive letter focused on air pollution! Find out more about ClairCity and their inspirational work on citizen led air pollution reduction here: http://www.claircity.eu/

Resource Assets


Persuasive writing lesson plan

Give the children the chance to utilise all their new found knowledge by persuading a person of note to hear their thoughts.


Persuasive letter structure

A part written formal letter to support those writers who require a little more structure.


Teachers - all you need to know

Feel prepared to teach about air pollution with this overview of the main points.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 3 and 4 (Age 7-9)
    • Assess effectiveness, and suggest improvements, for their own and others’ writing.
    • Compose and rehearse sentences orally, progressively building a rich vocabulary and a range of sentence structures.
    • Discuss and record ideas.
    • Discuss texts similar to their planned pieces of writing, in order to understand and learn from them
    • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.
    • Organise paragraphs around a theme.
  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Recognise vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms.