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
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
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
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
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?