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Dragons and Giants

Session: Plan around ‘Dragons and Giants’ (In Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel) making use of ‘The Hokey Kokey’ method (in [concrete], out [abstract], in again [test abstract against concrete) (see Once Upon an If for full explanation): 1) Read story up to “‘Yes, but are we (brave)?’ asked To...

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

Subjects: English

Themes: Virtue ethics, Literacy, Bravery

Feel Brave: Wolfgang stories

Session developed by Matt Harvey. These stories are from the Feel Brave Series, written by Avril McDonald. The Grand Wolf Themes: Death, change When the Wise Owl tells Wolfgang that his grandfather has died I ask the children “what does that mean, that Grand wolf has died?” This is more a case of breaking the circle ...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2), Ages 5-7 (KS1), Ages 3-5 (EYFS)

Subjects: Metaphysics, Ethics, Epistemology

Themes: Change, Bravery

Frog is a hero

This session is based on the book 'Frog is a hero' by Max Velthuijs When it starts raining, frog is excited. When it’s still raining a few days later, he starts to get scared. His house is flooded, and his friends’ houses are flooded too. Where can he find safety?And who will help when all the food runs out? It’s t...

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

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Bravery, Identity

Laika the Astronaut (retold)

Laika has a job to do. The people are too scared to be the first ones to go into space, so they’re sending Laika to go first – and let’s hope she comes back home after. But something goes wrong, and Laika is left floating in the darkness... what will happen to her? Task questions: Is it fair to send Laika into spac...

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

Subjects: Ethics, Humanities

Themes: Bravery, Choice, Fairness, Rights

The Perfect School

Focus With eyes shut try to imagine the perfect school. Ask the following questions: How would the pupils behave? How would the teachers take the lessons? How would the pupils feel at the end of the school day? How would the teachers feel at the end of the school day? Stimulus This piece of paper is a letter from the Prime...

Ages: Ages 16-18 (KS5), Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Ethics

Themes: Virtue ethics, Bravery, Behaviour