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Advent philosophy December 1st

Would you rather fly to a snowman’s party? OR… Father Christmas’s house ? Philosophical play ideas Design a party for snowmen. What would be the most important thing to have at the party and why? Ask the children to play the party and record what happens. Bring the children back together to discuss the play experience. Facilitation prompts What makes a party? Is a party always fun? Can you have a pa
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What I didn’t get to say on BBC 5 live this morning.

Results are released today of a year long study funded by the Education Endowment Foundation with over 3100 9&10 year olds in UK primary Schools. The study shows that just 1 hour a week of P4C leads to progress equivalent to an extra 3 & 4 months of reading, writing and mathematical over the year. A significant finding raising the profile of the work of SAPERE.( Society for advancement of philosophical enquir
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AGREE or DISAGREE?

There should be no guns in the world. Suggestions for facilitators to think about I wonder. .Would the world be more or less peaceful workout guns? Would no guns mean no violence? Do guns always mean war? Can guns be used for good things? Follow up activities... PHILOSOPHICAL STORYPLAY Use Tusk Tusk by David McKee as a stimulus for inviting questions and thoughts. Invite children to play some of the ideas in the stor
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Frogs & snails sugar & spice

Yes or no ? Boys and girls are different. You might also wish to ask which of these babies is a girl and which is a boy and how can they tell? ( the baby in the frilly pink hat is a boy) Follow up suggestion Ask the children to draw round one girl and one boy on large paper. Read The following old nursery ryhme What are little boys made of ? Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails That’s what little boys are made
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Video clips of my first piece of work with ALMA award winning PRAESA

http://dgmt.co.za/philosophy-for-children-videos-demonstrating-the-facilitation-of-early-thinking-sessions-with-young-south-african-children/
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Lovely quote from UCT PGCE students defractive journal

“Watching Sara give the demo lesson two weeks ago was so insightful and inspiring. At first, these Grade 3 learners (who were so used to being told to sit down and be quiet and listen and, and, and) were a bit confused; they didn’t know what to do with their newfound freedom to think, to feel, to be. What a treat to watch them warm up to Philosophical thinking and to begin to learn to engage with one another in
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I am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon & Viviane Schwarz

Philosophical thoughts from Year 1 pupils at Lionwood Infant & Nursery School, Norwich as we shared the book together. Transcript session 1 Interesting comments and thoughts that arose. I think that is a thought. SS- I wonder,what is a thought ? I think. Henry was thinking in his head while he was sleeping. That happens to me sometimes maybe it happens just to some people? I have bad dreams I hear noises in my h
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Powerful Person

Who is the most powerful?  A Wizard or A Teacher I wonder. .what powers do they have?  Which is the best power to have and why?
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New year New you

This year who would you rather be? A SUPERHERO or THE RULER OF THE UNIVERSE I wonder. …which would be the most powerful job? Should you be paid to do these jobs  ..If so who should get paid the most? Which of these would be the most rewarding job and why?  
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December 11th

Which would be better ? Marshmallow snow Or Chocolate rain
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