P4C - Little Princes - Philosophy 4 Children for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Topics - cheating, forgiveness

P4C - Little Princes - Philosophy 4 Children for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Topics - cheating, forgiveness

Here is a lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of cheating, forgiveness and motives. The resources can be used as a stimulus for Philosophy for Children (P4C) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus for this session is from the popular children’s story the Little Princess, which is in most school libraries or can be viewed as a television adaptation (YouTube link included). This pack includes two differentiated lessons plans - one for those new to P4C, which contains many stopping points to develop the children’s reasoning, and one for children who are more experienced and are beginning to / have experience developing their own questions. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Firework Maker's Daughter - Guided Reading - Independent Activity Pack - Comprehension Questions

Firework Maker's Daughter - Guided Reading - Independent Activity Pack - Comprehension Questions

This excellent resource includes independent follow up activities for each chapter of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. Each chapter includes at least 3 activities, including opportunities to research, book reviews, and consolidation activities. This resource also includes differentiated reading comprehensions for each chapter. This resource is perfect to use as homework for follow up activities to a class book, as independent reading packs to accompany power of reading, a class reader or group guided reading. The comprehension questions and activities could also be used to inform planning and to support teacher / teaching assistant led group guided reading sessions.
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P4C - Dear Zoo - Philosophy for Children for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

P4C - Dear Zoo - Philosophy for Children for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Here is a lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of animals and their rights. The resources can be used as a stimulus for Philosophy for Children (P4C) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus for this session is the popular children’s Dear Zoo book, which is in most school libraries or can be downloaded on the tes website for free. This pack includes two differentiated lessons plans - one for those new to P4C, which contains many games to develop the children’s reasoning, and one for children who are more experienced and are beginning to / have experience developing their own questions. The pack includes 3 sets of picture activity cards to facilitate you to lead Would you rather? I prefer and Same but different. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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P4C - A world without colour

P4C - A world without colour

Here is a lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of music. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. Also included is a link to a video showing a video which will support the children generate the question. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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P4C (Philosophy for children) Gruffalo

P4C (Philosophy for children) Gruffalo

Here is an outstanding Gruffalo themed lesson plan with links to video stimulus. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on bravery and fear, telling the truth, and existence. Is seeing believing? The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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P4C - Music themed

P4C - Music themed

Here is a lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of music. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The lesson encourages the children to look at different sounds and to place them on a line between Musical and not musical. The children will use their reasoning skills to explain to their peers why they believe the certain point e.g. the bagpipes rather than bird song should go at a certain point on the concept line. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on music and our perception. Also included is a link to a video showing a video which will generate the question, "What is music?" The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Fronted Adverbials - PPT - Activity Sheet and Wordbank

Fronted Adverbials - PPT - Activity Sheet and Wordbank

This complete lesson includes a Powerpoint (editable) which recaps the three types of fronted adverbials - who, where and how. There is then a worksheet (editable), which is differentiated 3 ways for the children to complete. The PPT ends with an opportunity for the children to place missing commas after the fronted adverbial to punctuate the sentences correctly. Also included is an editable wordbank. The activities are themed around the story of Theseus and the Minotaur so this would complement teaching on Greek Myths; however, no prior knowledge is necessary.
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P4C Concept line activity GOOD and BAD

P4C Concept line activity GOOD and BAD

A structured enquiry with resources and plan to facilitate a discussion about Good and Bad. The plan includes a warm up, resources, structure and possible questions to lead a fun filled, child led session. The activity has a differentiated activity (easier) perfect for EYFS or those newer to philosophical thinking and a concept line activity for those in Year 3 upwards / more confident with philosophical thinking.
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Bar Modelling - Word Problems - Multiplication and Division (Single digit)

Bar Modelling - Word Problems - Multiplication and Division (Single digit)

A collection of multiplication and division word problems, using known times tables for children to begin to solve using the bar model. The bar model, which is part of the Singapore Maths model, is presented to help children develop their confidence and understanding of the vocabulary of sharing equally and twice / three times etc in relation to solving word problems. This worksheet is suitable for Year 3 / 4. The resource is differentiated 3 ways, with an opportunity for more confident learners to apply their knowledge to multistep word problems in a structured, scaffolded way. I have included the worksheets as a pdf and as an editable Microsoft Word document.
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Length Word Problems - Bar model (Multiplication and Divison) YEAR 3/4

Length Word Problems - Bar model (Multiplication and Divison) YEAR 3/4

A collection of length word problems using multiplication and division, using known times tables. The problems are structured to scaffold children to use the bar model to problem solve. The bar model, which is part of the Singapore Maths model, is presented to help children develop their confidence and understanding of the vocabulary of sharing equally and twice / three times etc in relation to solving length word problems. This worksheet is suitable for Year 3 / 4. The resource is differentiated 3 ways, with an opportunity for more confident learners to apply their knowledge to multistep word problems in a structured, scaffolded way. I have included the worksheets as a pdf and as an editable Microsoft Word document.
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Acts of kindness advent calendar / generator

Acts of kindness advent calendar / generator

A PPT advent calendar which encourages and suggests children to complete a good dead for 24 days. Great as an advent calendar or as a PSHCE starter, where each child gets a new number. A great way to teach children that being kind can be FUN and rewarding.
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Outstanding P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas themed lesson

Outstanding P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas themed lesson

Here is an outstanding Christmas themed lesson plan with stimulus and resources covering the theme of morals. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The lesson encourages the children to look at different scenarios and to place them on a line between Naughty and Nice. The children will use their reasoning skills to explain to their peers why they believe the certain point e.g. Lying to Santa Claus should go at a certain point on the concept line. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Guided Reading / Class book Planning for Fantastic Mr Fox

Guided Reading / Class book Planning for Fantastic Mr Fox

The plan includes 15 activities, including follow up activities for Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The activities included are varied and cover developing understanding of characters, the use of thesaurus, using evidence in predictions and independent research. The unit plans for interactive shared teaching followed up by an independent activity.
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P4C (Philosophy for Children) - Countdown to Christmas John Lewis advert enquiry

P4C (Philosophy for Children) - Countdown to Christmas John Lewis advert enquiry

Here is an outstanding Christmas themed lesson plan with links to video stimulus. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas Themed  Naughty List Enquiry

P4C (Philosophy for Children) Christmas Themed Naughty List Enquiry

Here is an outstanding Christmas themed lesson plan with stimulus and resources encouraging children to develop their reasoning skills. The resources can be used as a stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The children are responsible to decide which people / fictional characters / fairytale characters (depending on age / experience) should be included on Santa's Naughty / Nice list. The stimulus is intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. The activity will support the children to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills in a fun way. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Would you rather...? CHRISTMAS EDITION - Perfect for developing reasoning / early morning tasks /P4C

Would you rather...? CHRISTMAS EDITION - Perfect for developing reasoning / early morning tasks /P4C

The perfect resource to use in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Included is a PPT and printable cards asking "Would you rather..?' questions themed around Christmas. The cards are perfect to help children develop their reasoning skills and are a great resource to use to support P4C teaching, reasoning or simply as a fun early morning starter. The questions are varied including deeper thinking questions and those more for fun.
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Colours Bingo - Bingo Les Couleurs - Bingo Lliwiau

Colours Bingo - Bingo Les Couleurs - Bingo Lliwiau

This fantastic resource can be used to reinforce the names of the colours in any language of your choice. I personally have used the resource in the teaching of more than one language, to huge success. The resource includes 20 different bingo sheets which can be laminated to be reused.
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P4C enquiry plans & stimulus on theme of Right & Wrong, Consequences, Responsibility and Choices

P4C enquiry plans & stimulus on theme of Right & Wrong, Consequences, Responsibility and Choices

Here are three complete lesson plans with stimulus and resources covering the theme of morals. Included are 3x lesson plans and stimulus for P4C (Philosophy for Children) lessons or to structure a class discussion. The stimulus are intended to guide the children to a discussion on rights and wrongs, consequences, behaviour, responsibility and choices. Included also is a PPT explaining the different types of questions to use as a crib sheet for children who are finding it difficult to generate their own questions. Each plan includes a different stimulus, warm up and questions to discuss. There are a range of activities which the children will enjoy using to improve their critical thinking and discussion skills. The themes are easy to access for students of all ages as their moral topics make them relevant for children (or adults) with a range of life experiences.
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Outstanding lesson - Investigating Reflective Materials - Light and Shadows - Year 3

Outstanding lesson - Investigating Reflective Materials - Light and Shadows - Year 3

A complete lesson including planning, powerpoint, and differentiated worksheets to scaffold planning and follow up to an investigation to meet the national curriculum objective to observe that light is reflected from surfaces. Children are able to plan an investigation to help and owl find the most reflective material. The worksheets are differentiated to ensure support and challenge.
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Outstanding Sorting / Classifying Animals lesson perfect for Y3/Y4 Habitats topic

Outstanding Sorting / Classifying Animals lesson perfect for Y3/Y4 Habitats topic

This file includes: A PPT presentation introducing venn and carroll diagrams A collection of animal images to physically sort - great as a starter, or as an activity for LA students. 4 differentiated worksheets, allowing children to classify and sort different animals. Activity is scaffolded with suggestions of animals, moving towards blank diagrams to allow children to develop their own questions. 04.03.17 The file has been updated to include a powerpoint which now works.
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Developing chronological understanding - Explorers Timetable Group Task

Developing chronological understanding - Explorers Timetable Group Task

A great opportunity for children to develop their chronological understanding in an interactive way. The resource includes a set of 16 cards (which can be edited, or added to) including some information about notable explorers. The children are tasked with using the cards to develop a timeline. This is a wonderful task which could take place outside of the classroom or the resources could be minimized to create smaller pair work timelines.
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