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Mrs Furniss

Philosophy Circle

Today we had our first Philosophy circle. We talked a little bit at first about how we are all different, and that we all process information in different ways. We talked about how important it is to support one another to make good choices.

The children worked in groups to think of questions they would like to discuss as a class. Each group selected their best question, and then the children voted on which question to discuss. The question they chose was:

Why do some people fight in the playground?

The word ‘fight’ was interpreted by the children during the discussion as falling out with or being mean to someone. The children explained their thoughts and opinions clearly. They also listened well to each other and responded well to ideas suggested by each other.