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The virtual book tour at Beanstalk staff training #nextChapter

Where the Wild Things Are -M Sendak  Just imagine & You Choose- Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt Topsy Turvy World- Hans-Georg Barker  I am Henry Finch- Deacon& Schwarz Wild- Emily Hughes Book of Dreams- Shirin Ad          Not now Bernard-David McKee Would you rather? – John Burningham The cat, the dog, little red, the exploding eggs, the wolf and grandmas wardrobe-. D
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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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Belhar and Langa. Starting with storyplay.

Part of our baseline for storyplay is observing how play is used in the ECD setting. Play is problematic in the South African context. Imagination is not encouraged,  freeplay is not seen as learning.  Teachers themselves have very few memories of play and certainly none in the context of their schooling. We are sowing the seeds of play for a purpose-we need to create spaces where children can learn how to play in a
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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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December 11th

Which would be better ? Marshmallow snow Or Chocolate rain
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“No David”

No David: by David Shannon http://youtu.be/l4g5z_FEAtA What questions and thoughts do the children have about this video based on the book by David Shannon? Why does David keep being told “No”? Should children be allowed to break things and make mess if they are playing? Can you learn without playing ? How do kids know what is right and what is wrong? What would happen if parents weren’t  allow
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Colour choice

If there were only two  colours in the world what would they be and why? Philosophical play Experiment with the two colour “rule” challenge children to use only two colours in their play. Children might wish to create paintings using only 2 colours . Emphasise that the two colours must remain separate at all times. Which 2 colour combinations go best and why? Observe and record examples of 2 colour p
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Grown ups

Would you rather be a child in a grown ups body or a grown up in a child’s body? Suggested facilitation Does your size  affect how you behave? What is the difference between child and grown up? Which is better and why? Who decides when you become  a grown up? Does our brain grow up ?
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Open Course Carnarvon Primary Sch Notts July 4th

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN COURSE Carnarvon Primary School NG13 8EH. Friday July 4th 2014 –9am-3 pm Sara Stanley specialises in a storied approach to developing Critical Thinking Enquiry based classrooms. She is a National and International speaker and Educational consultant and SAPERE P4C Trainer. She is currently also involved in long term and future educational projects in South African Townships. Pub
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