Today, saw the culmination of several lessons spent discussing what a debate is and what the main aims are before choosing topics for us to debate in class, and then writing our arguments. We spent a lot of time discussing the best language to use when trying to write a persuasive piece and how we could incorporate some facts to back up our arguments. We also rehearsed our speeches in our groups and tried to make our presentations memorable and convincing so as to gain more votes. The class all tried very hard. It’s not always an easy thing to do and they had a lot to remember along the way e.g. using expressive voices, making eye contact with the audience and gesturing as they talked.
Each pupil listening to the debates, left those making the speeches some constructive feedback which we would hope to take on board another time. The results were as follows…some votes were very close!
Jenga Blocks – An Inside Toy For Rainy Playtimes?
FOR 8 / AGAINST 10
Mobile Phones in School Debate
FOR 10 / AGAINST 9
Playtimes Should Be Longer Debate
FOR 14 / AGAINST 6
We hope the class have enjoyed going through this process and that the skills they have worked on, will be of use again in the future. (4 votes, average: 1.00 out of 1) Loading...
Unfortunately, I missed the Achievement Talks last week, but Miss Budge left me some details of what was shared.
This week it was the turn for those in The Cool Unicorn Tractor group (consisting of Hayden, Daniel, Robert, Amy, Ronan and Isabel).
Isabel treated the class to a tune on her fiddle, she has been working well in her lessons and her confidence is building. Well done Isabel, it can be a little nerve-wracking standing in front of the class playing an instrument but I hear that you did a lovely job.
Hayden shared his excitement at moving up a swimming group in class swimming with Mrs. Smith. He spent the October holidays abroad with his family, where a lot of the time was spent playing in the pool. He thinks that this may have helped to improve his confidence in the pool. Mrs. Smith was very impressed with your improvements when you returned after the October break. Well done Hayden.
Amy also shared a swimming achievement with the rest of the class. She has successfully managed to master the art of performing a handstand flip in the swimming pool. This is great news as Amy has been suffering with an injury in recent swimming lessons, so it’s great to see that she is feeling more confident in the pool. Well done Amy.
We look forward to hearing more from our next group on Friday. Well done Cool Unicorn Tractors – sorry I have no photo’s to share this week.
On Friday we started our latest round of achievement talks for the term. This time it was a chance for those on the the “Pink Fluffy Unicorn” group to share their achievements with the rest of the class.
Emma shared with us a letter from the trenches that she had written at home. The letter showed how Emma had taken the learning that we had been doing in class and built on this at home. She took time to colour the page to make it look like it had been aged too.
Well done Emma.
Tory told us how he had mastered the art of performing a handstand flip over. He was proud to share this with us all as he had been working on it for some time and gained a few injuries in the process. We will look forward to hopefully seeing this in action at some point soon!
Mia was proud to share how she had been working on her reading this term and was pleased to see that she could now see progress with this. Well done Mia, you’ve been working well on this and I’ve definitely noticed an improvement.
Koll successfully had us all giggling with his achievement this week and relished in his time to share the numerous hairstyles he could now perform with his extra hair growth.
The achievement talks are a great opportunity for the pupils to show us all something that they are proud of, it’s great to hear when they have something to share that is from outside of school too.
Thank you to all those in Pink Fluffy Unicorns.
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