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Democracy and Voting

Following the recent inauguration ceremony for America's new president Donald Trump, children held their own vote to re-elect classroom monitors. Year 3, 4 and 5 voted for year 6 pupils to help with classroom management, organisation and tidiness. Year 6 decided not to vote as they believed it was unfair as some children may vote for themselves. The class also decided on a new monitor role; class secretary, as they felt this was our weakest area as a class. Other monitor roles include: book monitor, computer monitor and resources monitor. Our next election will be held in the Summer term.   

 

Key Stage 2 took to the outdoor sunshine (as they elected to work outdoors for the afternoon) to plan, organise and research a question linked to Roald Dahl Day: Is Roald Dahl the best childrens' author ever?

 

Students first decided if they agreed or disagreed with the question with an eyes closed, hands up vote. This saw the class pretty much split in half. Children then took to the outdoor area in their two teams where they wrote discussion notes and older children researched facts to back up their argument.

 

Finally each child had 30 seconds to stand infront of their peers and justify if they agreed or disagreed with the question. This was both exciting and entertaining as if a child finished before their 30 seconds this left the floor open for others to continue the argument or challenge it. There was some fantastic speeches and challenges from all pupils, it was just like watching Question Time!

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