Effective critical thinking. Elaborating an argument, putting forward an argument, debating, negotiating and deconstructing an opposition argument. Developing dialogue and conversational skills. Persuasive techniques. Statement and connectives. Discussion and Decision making. Structuring a speech. Public Speaking techniques.
The emphasis is on fun, yet we inspire learning about concepts through dialogue and questioning.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT TOPICS AND/OR THE ORDER OF TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE***
Monday 8 April: Crime and Criminals
In this session, children will put into practice skills such as interpretation, proposing a solution and more. Children will be introduced to a number of key criminological concepts and will be tasked with debating the prevalence of knife crime in London.
Tuesday 9 April: The Criminal Justice System
Your child will look at cases of individuals who are accused of committing crimes. They must work in teams to produce a ‘defence case’ and then present their case to the rest of class. They will understand the difference between witting and unwitting evidence and also the difference between primary and secondary sources of information or data.
Wednesday 10 April: Nature versus Nurture Debate
The nature versus nurture debate is a classic way of understanding the purpose of creating an argument. Children will be asked to create a list of points for or against ‘nature’ and another set of points for or against ‘nurture’. Working in groups, children will put forward different arguments,
Thursday 11 April: Gender
Children are introduced to the topic of the gender pay gap. They learn about the differences in earnings that exist between men and women in the capital. Children will explore the background of this issue and how it is a global issue, but one which continues to occur in London.
Friday 12 April: Persuasive Language: Taxes
Children will learn techniques to make their argument more appealing. Two teams will argue for and against the motion ‘a higher sugar tax should be added to all fizzy drinks.’ Children will learn tricks such as repetition, the rule of three and alliteration.
We offer 10% discount on siblings booking.
Any days booked individually will be charged at £90.00 per child.