Greenfield Primary School

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Writing a Balanced Argument

This week you will be writing balanced arguments (also known as debates) on a topic of your choice. You must remember to include arguments both for and against the topic to keep it balanced before saying what you believe. 


There are lessons to support this on Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize: 



Each day, Pobble 365 upload a new image with various writing activities to get you thinking. These involve grammar activities, story writing and comprehension questions. 


Visit this website to access this resource:

Other writing ideas:

Each child has an exercise book in their learning packs which can be used to do any writing that interests you. This may include: 

  • Writing the next chapter of a book you're reading
  • Writing to the author of a book to tell them what you thought of it 
  • Writing a book review
  • Watch a film and write a film review
  • Watch an episode of a TV programme and create a comic strip of what might happen in the next episode 
  • Keeping a diary 
  • Writing a formal letter (e.g. to the Prime Minister/government)
  • Writing an informal letter (e.g. to friends or family)
  • Writing instructions (of any everyday activity or something more complex like baking instructions) 
  • Creating a leaflet or poster about a place 
  • Watch Newsround and write a newspaper article based on one of the stories on there 


I have added a couple of 2do's on Purple Mash where you could complete some of these activities if you wish. This includes writing a book review, writing a letter to a book character and writing instructions.