Our Thinking School – Introduction

Our new philosophy sessions have proved to be a great hit with our pupils from Year 1 to Year 6.

Please share in these sessions at home using the resources contained within: Philosophy & Debates above. We want YOU and your child to take part by writing your thoughts in the blog box. There is a separate blog for adults and children. Both will be moderated at school before sharing. No personal information will be shown and you may prefer to use a nickname or initials.

Our aim is to be truly inclusive in our learning and to create even stronger links between home and school.

Don’t worry if you’ve never ‘done’ philosophy; our Year 1 and 2 children find it no problem at all to share their thoughts and ideas!

Our current theme is ‘Resilience’ and this will change term by term. Each presentation starts with a ‘Home Learning’ slide which helps you decide which ideas to focus on. A discussion over a meal, in a car, on a journey…talking together is learning together!

This Term

Our school theme will be ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’, which works hand in hand with our development of resilience in both pupils and staff!

Equipping our pupils for their future is a key element of what we aim to do at North Ealing and by learning about how to keep our emotions and responses in balance when faced with difficult situations we are more able to cope with the many demands life places on us.

Years 1, 2 and 6 will receive their philosophy sessions this term but the resources are available to all year groups and, of course, to you at home!

You don’t need to know anything about philosophy! Socrates said, ‘The only thing I know is that I know nothing.’ Look at the presentation and just think…

Your comments and thoughts are welcomed and will be moderated before posting. This is an exciting new project that can be shared as a family.

The philosophy sessions are enjoyed throughout the school and Year 1 have been particularly engaged!