Athens VS Sparta!

Thursday 06 October 2022

Today, Year 3 held debates over which Ancient Greek city state was better – Athens or Sparta.

Using their fact files on each city state, they debated over education, the economy, women’s rights and trade.

We learnt to use sentence starters to shape our debate such as:

However…
On the other hand…
Furthermore
Additionally…
Let me point out that…
Nevertheless…
To sum up…

Whilst this particular debate was part of our Ancient Greece topic, it also provided excellent opportunity for children to practise their oracy (speaking and listening) skills.

An easy way to do this at home is to have a debate around your dinner table.

Should chocolate be allowed in school?
Should breaktimes be banned?