Owls have spent the last two weeks focussing on discussion texts. We first looked at an example text which was a discussion as to whether there should be a theme park built near Gretton. We looked at the pro's and con's and discussed how a discussion text is a balanced piece of writing which outlines all of the arguments for and against something before coming to a conclusion.
Following on from that, we deabated whether zoos were 'paradise or prison' with some really good points being brought up by the children.
We have since been writing our own reports as to whether teachers should or shouldn't be replaced by computers. Thankfully, most children seem to think that we don't do too bad a job and on the balance of things should probably stay!!!