Wind Farm Debate (Upper KS2)

Hold a knowledgeable and engaging debate about renewable energy.

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 8

Subject: English

Resource Overview

Develop your pupils’ understanding of renewable energy, whilst improving their debating skills at the same time, with this fantastic set of resources about wind farm development!
Children can take on stakeholder roles and work cooperatively to research the pros and cons of installing wind turbines, before participating in a mock planning debate on the subject.

An ‘official’ letter introducing the project, character role cards, teachers’ factual notes, and lesson plans have all been created to help you and your pupils on your way. 
This activity would be perfect as a follow up from Sustainable Shaun’s Energy Crisis computer lesson, or as a standalone lesson incorporating a range of cross-curricular learning objectives. 

Resource Assets


Wind Farm Debate Lesson Plan Upper KS2


Wind Farm Debate Teacher's Notes


Wind Farm Debate Letter


Wind Farm Debate Role Cards

Curriculum Objectives

  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Year 5 and 6 (Age 9-11)
    • Ask questions to improve their understanding.
    • Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion.
    • Explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates
    • Provide reasoned justifications for their views.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.