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Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

23.03.2021 

Should Pluto be considered a planet? 

 

In English, Year 5 are learning all about balanced arguments, where we discuss an issue and look at both sides of the argument. Following our Space topic, we are focusing our balanced arguments on whether or not we should let Pluto be considered a planet again. Since its discovery, Pluto was always considered a planet before having its status revoked in 2006, since then being considered a dwarf planet. 

 

Why do some people believe Pluto should be a planet? Why do others think scientists were right to take its planet status off it? We went on a fact collecting hunt to discover all of the different arguments! Here are some pictures: 

After discovering more about the different arguments on either side of the debate, we decided which side we agreed with and held a class debate! We got into teams to prepare our arguments, and then told the class what our opinions were. If we didn't agree or wanted to counter an argument, we asked each other questions and compared our opinions. 

04.12.2020

Our writing and grammar lessons on the run up to Christmas will be focused on the Literacy Shed video Kevin the Carrot. 

Here is the video:

Year 5 have been planning our own news reports and creating scripts, imagining what each character and witness would say in an interview.

We then performed our TV reports to each other. Here are some pictures of us in action:

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