Philosophy for Children
Our children have the right to be taught key knowledge and develop skills across the curriculum in order to help them to develop an understanding of the world around them. P4C is a key part of the curriculum as if allows the children to develop critical thinking and gives them the ability to show mutual respect and understanding for different view points. We are committed to providing a creative and engaging curriculum through exciting learning opportunities to all of our children. In EYFS, children explore the basic rules of P4C which involve taking turns and listening respectfully. In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the children look at answering questions around a stimulus and also giving reasons for their thinking. When children reach Upper Key Stage 2, they are encouraged to think more critically and question theirs and others ideas respectfully in a trusted enivronment. We want to channel children’s natural curiosity of the world around them to inspire them to question and investigate their ideas and thoughts.
If you would like any extra information about our Philosphy for Children curriculum or if you have any suggestions please contact Mrs Bingham who is our P4C coordinator.