This diamond ranking resource, also known as diamond nine, can support pupils in KS2 to develop discussion skills and decision making when collaborating as part of a group. Diamond ranking asks pupils to order events, values or ideas in order of importance, developing their critical thinking skills, with pupils placing nine statements in order of importance in a ‘diamond’ shape.
This activity can be used across a range of subjects to discuss statements relating to a topic you are studying. Examples of how the resource could be used in different subjects are listed in the teaching notes. A template to support pupils to order statements, and an editable statement sheet for teachers to write the statements to be discussed, are included.
What is included in this KS2 diamond ranking resource?
- PDF diamond ranking worksheet
- Editable statements sheet
- Teacher notes with guidance on how the activities could be used in the classroom
National Curriculum programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to:
- articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
- consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others