Today, Chestnut and Walnut Tree classes teamed up to do some debating!
Firstly, we explored persuasive speech and how to use hyperbole to convince. To do this, we found a person with the same favourite colour/toy/subject as ourselves and persuaded them that we liked it more than they did. Miss Gillman's and Mrs Gordon's example was great to base ours upon!
After this, we chose a topic to form the basis of our formal debate. School uniforms are a controversial subject amongst us children so we chose that! We split ourselves up into groups and thought of points for and against school uniform. Some of our arguments (both for and against) took into account price, cleanliness, equality and practicality.
We hope that we get the opportunity to do this again soon!
Chestnut and Walnut.