Tufnell Primary school is delighted to be the lead school for the Autumn first half-term P4C ICE theme – and we have chosen IDENTITY as our core concept. Over the next six weeks we are going to:
- Start with an open enquiry using these stimuli:
- EYFS and lower KS1
- Upper KS1 and KS2
- Go into a second linked enquiry based on a concept or question arising from the first one
- Choose a research topic linked to the questions in the first or second enquiries, and get the students to suggest possible further stimuli from these, which we will use over the rest of the half term.
We are going to create wall displays in all classrooms with quotes, drawings, questions, WWW/EBI ideas etc from the sessions. We are also going to ask the students to agree a few thoughts from each session that they can take home and talk to their families about – and we will start each P4C session with some quick feedback from those conversations.
At the end of the theme we are going to put a combined display up in the school foyer and suggest that students talk their parents or carers through the parts that they were involved with.
We will update this post after each of our sessions. We would LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS and, even better, SEE WHAT YOUR STUDENTS COME UP WITH from some of the same stimuli that we are using. PLEASE JOIN OUR P4C PARTY!
Sian Hosmer from Haselworth Primary, Gosport UK suggests Wonder by RJ Palacio as a book stimulus that would lend itself really well to the theme of Identity: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11387515-wonder
“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.