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Magical Mess of the EYFS

A wealth of free and paid for Early Years and Philosophy for Children resources from planning and assessment to pure skills, phonics, topic webs, enf of year reposrts, schemas and Development Matters

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A wealth of free and paid for Early Years and Philosophy for Children resources from planning and assessment to pure skills, phonics, topic webs, enf of year reposrts, schemas and Development Matters
Are Teddies Real?

Are Teddies Real?

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results.
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Jack and the Beanstalk Philosophy Plan (Good vs Bad)

Jack and the Beanstalk Philosophy Plan (Good vs Bad)

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results. Focus: Is Jack a baddie or a goodie?
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Little Red Hen/ Friendship Philosphy Plan

Little Red Hen/ Friendship Philosphy Plan

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results. Uses the stimulus of Little Red Hen. Should we always help our friends?
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Transitions - Starting School or Moving to KS1 Story and Talk Plan

Transitions - Starting School or Moving to KS1 Story and Talk Plan

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results. Story about starting school with a talk plan. Are new things always scary? Are scary things always bad?
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Stone Soup or Harvest Festival Philosophy lesson plan age 3-7

Stone Soup or Harvest Festival Philosophy lesson plan age 3-7

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results. Uses starter of Stone Soup or Harvest Festival to discuss the question “Is there such a thing as too much food?”
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Cinderella Philosophy Lesson Rich vs Poor

Cinderella Philosophy Lesson Rich vs Poor

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results. Is it better to be rich and mean or poor and kind?
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Ghost themed philosophy lesson plan (lies vs belief)

Ghost themed philosophy lesson plan (lies vs belief)

If I said I had seen a ghost would I be telling the truth? A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results.
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Philosophy Lesson Plans for EYFS (P4C)

Philosophy Lesson Plans for EYFS (P4C)

11 Early Years/ KS1 Lesson Plans to support philosophy for children. Great for building creative and critical thinking and for developing communication and language skills. Themes include: Animals Teddies Superheroes Cinderella Jack and the Beanstalk Harvest Festival Stone Soup Little Red Hen Transitions/ Starting school Robots Ghosts Belief Santa/ Christmas How long is a year?
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Am I Kind? Philosophy Lesson for 3-7 year olds

Am I Kind? Philosophy Lesson for 3-7 year olds

A philosophy group session for 3-7 year olds exploring the question ‘Am I kind?’ Great for communication and language and social and emotional development. Perfect for anyone undertaking Philosophy 4 Children or for anyone wanting their children in class to be a little bit kinder!
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Robot Philosophy Plan for 3-7 year olds

Robot Philosophy Plan for 3-7 year olds

Can robots do everything that humans can? A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results.
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A Sorting Animals Philosophy Lesson Plan for 3-7 Year Olds

A Sorting Animals Philosophy Lesson Plan for 3-7 Year Olds

A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results. An activity for sorting animals by different attributes
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Schema Based Planning for 8 Different Schemas

Schema Based Planning for 8 Different Schemas

EYFS planning for schema based play. Includes EYFS Development Matters links, Characteristics of Learning links, definition of each schema, examples of where you might see this in play and enhancements and activities you could provide. Schemas covered: trajectory, transporting, rotation, orientation, enclosing, enveloping, positioning, connecting
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Fairy Tale Activities for EYFS

Fairy Tale Activities for EYFS

A selection of fairy tale themed resources for the EYFS. Includes: Three Bears Topic Web: all areas of EYFS Three Pig House Junk Model Plan: Expressive Arts and Design Making Gingerbread Men Baking Plan: Physical Development and Literacy Three Pigs Story Picture Plan: Expressive Arts and Design and Literacy
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Stick Man Medium Term Plan EYFS (30-50 months)

Stick Man Medium Term Plan EYFS (30-50 months)

A medium term plan based on the book Stickman with activities covering all areas of the EYFS Includes the seven areas of learning, characteristics of learning, skills focus, more-abled steps, focused activities and daily learning opportunities Can be used in a single or mixed age class within the Foundation Stage (pre-school or reception class)
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