P6 have been continuing our exciting writing project with Dr Johnston from the University of Aberdeen. We have been learning how to write a discursive essay. We firstly looked at different examples of discursive essays, and investigated the features of a discursive text. Then, we chose our topic. Our topic is Should shops be made to reduce their plastic packaging? We chose this because we saw an article on Newsround about it, and were very interested in finding out more. So far,w e have planned our points, found our evidence and this week have begun to write our introduction. This writing project has been so special, because we are breaking down and learning the skills we need before putting pencil to paper. This has helped build our confidence, and helped us understand the features of a discursive essay. Watch this space for our finished pieces!