A series of worksheets which each contain a short passage in which all the vowels are missing. Suitable for use as an opener or quick finisher.
A discussion activity suitable for mid primary. Children work in small groups to match a variety of quotes to the person who might have said them. There are many possibilities and no correct or wrong answer. The important point is that the children must justify their answers.
An activity suitable for upper primary. Children work in small groups to discuss the importance of different attributes such as love, honesty etc. and rank them in an order of importance. Children must then justify their thinking.
A philosophical/thinking skills discussion lesson where children work in small groups to solve the mystery of the theft. Suitable for upper primary.
A group activity which I used as part of a topic on Looking After Our World. Children work in small groups to devise a television chat show discussing the problem of litter. Suitable for upper primary.
A philosophical enquiry/discussion lesson based on the theme of boasting/respect for others suitable for middle-upper primary.
A discussion lesson for small groups - mid primary. It is designed to highlight the importance of water and the problems faced in some third world countries. I used it as part of a topic on water in conjunction with the resources on the Water Aid website.
A philosophical/discussion lesson where children work in small groups to discuss the concept of fairness and what it really means. Suitable upper primary.