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PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN

Thank you so much to the parents who came to the information sessions last term which were about Philosophy for Children.

One person made a really useful suggestion which was for me to provide parents with weekly themes for assemblies for the term. Each class has a philosophy session (mostly on Thursdays) in class-and these are based on these themes.

The overall theme is 'Relationships' this term...

 

Week 1: 16th April

MYSELF

Our assemblies will discuss:  What is special about me? What are my interests and which characteristics do I have which I am most proud of?

In class the children may discuss: What is your most important characteristic? Choose 10 and turn them into a pyramid of importance.

 

Week 2: 23rd April

FRIENDSHIP

Our assemblies will discuss:  What makes a good friend? What has friendship got to do with religion? What has religion got to do with friendship?

In class the children may discuss: What are the most characteristics of a person? Which are important to friendship? Which are not important to friendship?


Week 3: 30th April

HONESTY

Our assemblies will discuss: What can we offer each other as friends?  How important is honesty?

In class the children may discuss: Should we always tell the truth and say our honest thoughts when speaking to a friend?

 

Week 4: Tuesday 8th May

FAMILIES

Our assemblies will discuss: What do our names mean?

Look them up. Why do we think our name was chosen for us?

In class the children may discuss: Which name would we choose for our friend and why?

 

WEEK 5: 14th May

WHAT IS SUCCESS?

Our assemblies will discuss: Creating the foundations for the way we live our lives…

Focus on people like Thomas Barnado and the ‘bigger picture’ of life.

In class the children may discuss: What makes people successful?  What is success?

 

WEEK 6: 21st May

CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION

Our assemblies will discuss: Conflicts and the resolution of these.

In class the children may discuss:  Is it ok to disagree?

 

NEW HALF TERM: Theme is 'New Beginnings'

 

WEEK 7: 4th June

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT ME?

Our assemblies will discuss: The importance of being truthful.

In class the children may discuss: Is it ever ok to lie?

 

WEEK 8: 11th June

GROWING UP

Our assemblies will discuss: Slow food/ new sports' equipment

In class the children may discuss: Words to describe yourself- importance pyramid.

 

WEEK 8: 18th June

GROWING and CHANGING

Our assemblies will discuss: Growing and changing our growing skill set.

In class the children may discuss: Our special talents- what do we want to take with us next year?

 

WEEK 9: 25th June

OUR CHANGING WORLD

Our assemblies will discuss: Science

In class the children may discuss: Long  philosophy session - how important is science?

 

WEEK 10: 2nd July

GROWING UP

Our assemblies will discuss: What is happening behind the scenes?

In class the children may discuss: The biggest changes in our lives and what has become of us as a result.

 

WEEK 11: 9th July

GROWING UP

Our assemblies will discuss: Preparations for moving on.

In class the children may discuss: What are we looking forward to?

 

WEEK 12: 16th July

GROWING UP

Our assemblies will discuss: How it feels to cross over the bridge into something new

In class the children may discuss: Staying safe in the holidays

 

WEEK 13: 23rd July

GROWING UP

Our assemblies will discuss: The internet- 'Internet Legends' (external group)

In class the children may discuss: Internet safety

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