Year 5: Thursday 18th June: Home Learning: English

Good morning year 5. Today we are going to recap how to write a discussion text. You are then going to write a debate text exploring a questions based on the myth Theseus and the Minotaur.

To recap what a balanced argument looks like:

Writing-a-Balanced-Argument-Powerpoint

Watch the videos on this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7pj7nb

Complete Activity 1 ONLY on this website to help you recap.

Writing debates

debate is a formal discussion about a subject where people have different views.

Different facts and opinions are presented by each side during the discussion.

Key features of a debate argument:

  • an introduction
  • facts to support each point
  • formal language
  • emotive language
  • rhetorical questions
  • repetition
  • a counter argument
  • discourse markers or conjunctions to connect paragraphs
  • a strong conclusion

Example

Let’s apply these key feautres to the following argument:

‘Should animals be kept in zoos?’

This is an argument against animals being kept in zoos:

  • Introduction – Animals should live in the wild.
  • Facts – Zoos cannot provide the amount of space animals have in the wild.
  • Formal language – It is always important to consider animal wellbeing.
  • Emotive language – Many cages are cramped, dirty and in terrible condition.
  • Rhetorical questions – Would you like to live in a cage?
  • Repetition – Repeat your main argument after making each point.
  • Counter argument – Some will say animals are happy in a zoo, but do we truly know?
  • Discourse markers/conjunctions – for example, however, in addition or as well as.
  • A strong conclusion.

Task 1

Your main task is to log into prurple mash, look for today’s todo called ‘Theseus and the Minotaur Your Opinion’.

Refresh yourself of the story:
https://greece.mrdonn.org/theseus.html#:~:text=Prince%20Theseus%20told%20his%20father,Minotaur%20is%20a%20terrible%20monster!&text=Along%20with%20six%20other%20Athenian,Prince%20Theseus%20sailed%20towards%20Crete.

The instructions are to write an argument text discussing one of the following questions:

– Is Theseus a good or a bad character?
– Is Theseus deserving of being called a hero?
– Is Ariadne a good or a bad character.

Here is an example of a discussion text about Ariadne


In you blog comment, tell us which one you debated and write your best for and against points.

Task 2: Handwriting (Do not write your sentences in your blog comment, read the pink blocks and do what you have been asked please)


DO NOT WRITE YOUR SENTENCES IN THE BLOG COMMENT OR WRITE THE WORD OVER AND OVER. YOUR BLOG COMMENT COMES FROM TASK ONE. MAKE SURE YOU READ IT.

56 thoughts on “Year 5: Thursday 18th June: Home Learning: English

  1. Yes notes
    Theseus is a good character because he killed Minotaur who eats children.
    Theseus deserves to be called a hero because he saved the children from
    the Minotaur.Ariadni is a good person because she gave a ball of string and a sword to show her love.

  2. YES NOTES:

    Theseus is a great and kind character because he slew the Minotaur who loves to eats children.
    ​Yes he deserves of being called a hero because he saved the children from being eaten by the Minotaur.
    ​Yes, she is a good character because Theseus didn’t have anything to slay the Minotaur until Ariadne gave him a sword to kill the Minotaur and some string to help him get out the maze and so he knows the way back easily.

    NO NOTES:

    Theseus is a bad character because his dad said to him to turn the flag white but Theseus didn’t so he killed his dad by making him jump off a cliff into the abyss which made him not a good person.
    No, he doesn’t deserve to be called a hero because he didn’t listen to his dad and made him jump off a cliff.
    No, she is not a good character because she betrays her father’s trust and lets Theseus kill her dad’s pet the Minotaur and helping her dads enemy.
    I voted for Theseus because he saved the children from being eaten by the Minotaur.

    • Hamza I can’t see your today’s work on purple mash, please double check that you have submitted it. Can you tell me which one you debated and write one for and against point.

  3. YES NOTES
    Theseus is a good character because he slayed the Minotaur who eats children.
    ​Yes he deserves of being called a hero because he saved the children by killing the Minotaur.
    ​Yes she is good character because Theseus didn’t have anything to slay the Minotaur until Ariadne gave him a sword to kill the Minotaur and some string to help him get out the maze.
    NO NOTES
    Theseus is a bad character because his dad said to him to turn the flag white but Theseus didn’t so he made his dad jump of a cliff into the abyss.
    No he doesn’t deserve to be called a hero because he didn’t listen to his dad and made his dad jump of a cliff.
    No she is not a good character because she betrays her father trust and lets Theseus kill his pet the Minotaur.
    I debated for Theseus because he saved the children from the Minotaur.

  4. Yes notes
    I think that Theasus is a good man because He saved the children by stopping them go to the maze and stoping the minotaur because they were at a young age and then getting killed by a atrocious monster. Now he is brave because if he didn’t kill the Minatour in time then he could have got killed .

    No notes
    I think that Theasus is a bad character
    Theseus is a bad character because his dad said to him to turn the flag white but Theseus didn’t so he made his dad jump of a cliff into the abyss. He had killed the Minatour but didn’t even say what he had done wrong he just sliced his neck in half .

  5. Is Ariadne good or bad

    Good
    ________
    1.) Yes she is a good character as she helped Theseus dispatch of the Minotaur. If she did not help them Theseus would of died and all the children would be eaten. And no hero would come and try to go into the Labyrinth. So that is a point why she is good.

    2.) She is also a good person when Theseus left her on the island and said he would come back for her and Ariadne took his word and did not call him a liar. She waited on the island for him to come back. She listened to what Theseus said and did not retaliate in anyway.

    3.) You could say that as Ariadne is a princess she would always be good as usually princess are nice as they are lectured and taught by good tutors so they would learn how to be modest and how to act and be like a princess so in the real world they look like what they are doing.

    • Excellent, Aboubakar. Can you share your debate on the blog? What God did you debate for? Reasons for/ against? Look forward to seeing your work. How was Purple Mash?

  6. I have completed the handwriting task in my homework book and will email it in later.

    Yes notes:
    I think that Theasus is a good man because he wanted to put a stop to 14 children going to the maze and getting eaten be the Minatour .Because they were at a young age and then getting killed by a atrocious monster.

    I strongly believe that Theasus is a good character because he sacrificed his life to go and kill the Minatour and save the children. Now he is brave because if he didn’t kill the Minatour in time then he could have got killed .
    You may think that Theasus is a bad being but he suffered after that moment in guilt sitting on that throne was hard because his body was full of guilt all of his life .

    No notes :
    He had killed the Minatour but didn’t even say what he had done wrong he just sliced his neck in half .

    Theasus was in love and he didn’t know that her father owned the and he had already killed him but she wanted to kill the Minatour as well.

    It is widely known that Theasus left the love of his life on a island stranded there with a curse and that was rude because after he didn’t even think about her or miss her.

  7. Argument: We should not be keeping animals because they will eat our delicious food and we won’t have anything to eat and is humans will die.

    Yes notes: No I don’t agree , we should keep the animals because of we don’t help them then we will have no animals left in the world.

    Argument: but still it’s not our job to keep them safe we don’t own the animals and if they get their selves tangled its their fault , if they don’t have anything to eat that’s their fault.

    Yes notes: But being a good citizen means to take pride of your own misconduct so we should feed the animals so they don’t die and put rubbish in the bins because many animals have been tangled in the plastic/rubbish and we need to fix that.

    • Well done, Harun. Can you share Task one on the blog. Which one did you debate for? Give your reasons. How did you get on with the Purple Mash Task? Please make sure GD blog is completed too. Email your completed work over please.

  8. YES NOTES
    Theseus is a good character because he slayed the Minotaur who eats children.
    ​Yes he deserves of being called a hero because he saved the children by killing the Minotaur.

    ​Yes she is good character because Theseus didn’t have anything to slay the Minotaur until Ariadne gave him a sword to kill the Minotaur and some string to help him get out the maze.

    NO NOTES
    Theseus is a bad character because his dad said to him to turn the flag white but Theseus didn’t so he made his dad jump of a cliff into the abyss.

    No he doesn’t deserve to be called a hero because he didn’t listen to his dad and made his dad jump of a cliff.

    No she is not a good character because she betrays her father trust and lets Theseus kill his pet the Minotaur.

    I debated for Theseus because he saved the children from the Minotaur.

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