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Key features of a balanced argument


We worked with our shoulder partner to identify the key features of a balanced argument. We then had to put them into a ‘Diamond 9’ formation with the most important at the top. We will use our ‘Diamond 9’ as a success criteria when we write our own balanced arguments next week.

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Verb tenses


In English, we’ve been learning how to form the progressive form of verbs. You need the verb ‘to be’ and a verb that ends in -ing.



In guided reading, we’ve been practising our summarising skills. The key is to pick out the most important information, and ignore everything else. We practised summarising a passage from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by using sorting cards to decide what information should be included in a good summary.