Debate – considering arguments and forming an opinion

Last updated: 04/08/2021
Contributor: Teachit Author
Debate – considering arguments and forming an opinion
Main Subject
Key stage
Category
English
Resource type
Role play/debate/discussion
Student activity
Focus
Spoken language

A sorting activity to improve debating skills. Children examine arguments about free school meals for all children, and sort them into categories of for and against. They then write a paragraph explaining their own point of view.

This resource could also be used to support children in holding a class debate, with the statements cut up and handed out to help stimulate discussion.

Suitable for Y3 and Y4.

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