In our Literacy session today, Class 8 made a great start to their new unit of balanced arguments by engaging in the debate: “Is social media a good thing?”
We began by brainstorming ideas for and against our discussion question and used our oracy skills to consider ways we could present our points in a strong, confident manner by providing explanations to back up our views. The children did a fantastic job in formulating these and also began to think about ways we could challenge our peers’ thinking by carefully considering counter arguments to further reinforce our points.
Following our pre-agreed debate rules, the children excelled in their ability to show good listening skills, respectfully build on others points and ensure they were turn-taking in order to allow others to present their ideas clearly.
Take a look at a short snippet of our debate… Well done Class 8!