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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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December 4th

  Would you rather the Grinch stole … Christmas ? Or Your birthday ?
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What are Boys and Girls ?

Interesting stimulus for gender enquiry.  How would you play this in the classroom ?  Girl and Boy: http://youtu.be/pF1j22x-yU8
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Fair or not fairy tale?

What if the wolf really can’t eat anything but little girls? What if the 3 bears had set a trap and poisoned Goldilocks? What if Hansel and Gretel had been told to demolish the witches house or they couldn’t come home?
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Does size matter?

What if we were the size of an apple pip ? All images are by Zev Hoover Are these tiny people real? Do you think there might be tiny people in our world? How do we know we are not tiny people and there are big people watching us? What would you do if you found tiny people living in your house? Are tiny people the same as us?  Who should be in charge, tiny people or us?
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None the Number

Fantastic stimulus for use  with young children . The Hueys in None the Number  by Oliver Jeffers The wonderful Hueys return to question the meaning of Zero . What exactly are numbers and why do we need them?  Philosophical play Ask the children to create a large amount of nothing using play dough. Challenge them to fill a whole basket or box with their nothings. The enquiry What happened?  Did anyone
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Philosophical play in the Early Years Setting

      It could be said that children are probably at their most philosophical in their formative pre-school years. If you take Socrates’s provocation that “All I know is that I know nothing” then we see everything as new and puzzling. To a pre-school child the whole world is a new and strange place. A place where some things make perfect sense and other things absurd. A world of inconsistency and cha
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Real colour investigations

What colour is this water?  Philosophical play investigation. What happens to colours when you mix them when you paint or squash them together when you play with playdough? Questions to develop thinking If we can’t see can we feel or sense colour? If a tree grew purple oranges are they still oranges? Can something have no colour? Is transparent a colour?  Is colour real? What questions do you have abo
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