This week we have been getting ready for our summative task and we've been very busy indeed! The children will be working in teams to debate one of the following statements:
- Electricity is more useful than the toilet.
- Smartphones have had more of an impact on the world than glasses.
- Smartphones are a more useful invention than the aeroplane.
They worked in groups to come up with these statements themselves and are working together to research the pros and cons of their inventions. They've been busy interviewing teachers, family members and using books and the internet to gather their information.
In order to get us ready for presenting our debates, we've been watching some examples on Youtube and extracting common features to create our own debate guidelines and we've also begun to have mock debates. We started off with debating the statement: Students must wear school uniform.
They were split into two teams and given 5 minutes to come up with their arguments. They did very well with presenting their views, we heard lots of interesting points and some excellent rebuttals.
Next week the class will debate against Ms Noreen and myself and we are all very excited about it!
We are a group of 8 and 9 year olds who are kind, fun and imaginative!