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The Cat That Barked

Dialogues have a long relationship with thinking. Probably the most famous philosophical dialogues were those written by Plato approximately 2500 years ago, though the genre has been found even earlier with the Sumerian Disputations and the Indian Vedas. Almost all of Plato’s philosophical writing was written in this form. The word dialogu...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2), Ages 11-14 (KS3)

Subjects: Language and Meaning

Themes: Language, Meaning

This moose belongs to me (book needed)

You are going to need the book 'This moose belongs to me' by Oliver Jeffers for this session. Wilfred finds a moose and decides that it’s his. He puts a label on the moose with his chosen name, ‘Marcel (owned by Wilfred)’. But when he’s out with his moose and someone else thinks its their moose – with a...

Ages: Ages 3-5 (EYFS), Ages 5-7 (KS1)

Subjects: Language and Meaning

Themes: Fairness, Identity


This session uses picture book: 'Tigerella' by Kit Wright Props: Philosophy Elephant Tiger Masks Chester A bed Starter: Introduce Philosophy Elephant Session: Today we are going to be thinking about things that change and things that stay the same.  Can we think of something that has changed or wi...

Ages: Ages 3-5 (EYFS)

Subjects: Language and Meaning

Who Gains and Who Loses

A three-minute play by Paul Bodin.   Revised by fifth graders Audrey McCarthy & Jasmine Klein For more info on how to use this play for an enquiry, have a look at Pete's blog at the following link: https://www.philosophy-foundation.org/blog/dialogues-in-philosophy-with-children. (Note:  CAFO is pronounced “ka&rdq...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Language and Meaning, Humanities, Ethics

Themes: Rights, Responsibility, Politics