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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Session

Props needed: A bag Pieces with which a model of a caterpillar can be made Read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in a fun and engaging way (e.g. leave out some words and refrains for them to say). Make a model of a caterpillar on the floor for them all to see and ask them to take you through the transformati...

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

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Identity, Change, Categories, At what point

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

What makes me a me?

A boy wonders what it is that makes him him and not somebody or something else ... Task Questions: Are you the same as a snail? Are you the same as a racing car? Are you the same as your jumper? What makes you different from a computer? What makes you different from someone else?

Ages: Ages 3-5 (EYFS)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Same, Personal identity, Identity, Difference

Where Am I?

Starter Activity Draw a large outline of a person with plenty of room to write words inside on a piece of paper, and photocopy enough for each child in the class. Ask the children to think of all the things that it is that makes us who we are. Provide a couple of examples that demonstrate the range of characteristics you expect: 'guitaris...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Mind/Brain, Identity, Black History Month