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The Wise Uncle

I told my Uncle as he drank his tea That our class is doing Philosophy. ‘Is that wise?’ he said, frowning down at me. ‘Wise is what philosophy’s supposed to be’ I replied, helpfully. ‘It’s dangerous’ he said, ‘actually’. I was stunned. How could this be? My uncle murmured: &lsq...

Ages: All | All

Subjects: English

Themes: Reasoning, Knowledge

The Wronger

The aim of this lesson is for the children to practise their thinking using the topic of grammar/literacy. It is also an explanation of the anxiety or inferiority that we all feel in a classroom situation when things are not going well for us. Most children can’t actually identify the area being made throughout the poem: the author uses wo...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: English

Themes: Spelling, Language, Imagination, Accuracy

The Yeah-Coz-Fingee

  A boy saw a yeah-coz-fingee Standing at the bus stop. If you see a thing like a yeah-coz-fingee Suddenly you just stop. ‘You look strange!’ said the yeah-coz-fingee. ‘Me?’ said the boy.  ‘What about you? Why have you only got one eye?’ the boy asked. The creature said, ‘Why...

Subjects: English

Themes: Prejudice, Fitting In, Difference, Beauty