P4C (Philosophy for Children)
Philosophy was introduced as new subject in 2015 at Michael Drayton Junior School and we are now the proud holders of the P4C Silver Award. P4C sessions are carried out weekly, with all students contributing and partaking in these sessions. Where relevant, the theme of these sessions supports the wider curriculum and topics being studied. Additionally, P4C is included as an element on event days, such as Parliament and Diversity day.
What is P4C?
P4C is a teaching and learning approach which contributes to the thinking skills of our young people. It allows students to respond to a stimulus; form questions based on this, then debate these questions in a safe and respectful manner with the class teacher acting as a facilitator. Encouraged to be diverse in their thinking, the process allows children to develop opinions with supporting reasons, analyse significant concepts and generally apply the best reasoning and judgement they can to explore the question they have chosen.
What are the benefits of P4C?
P4C allows opportunities for;
If you have any questions or wish to know more, then please feel free to speak to Mrs Banks
Over the past two weeks, year 6 have taken part in a vote in response to the question:
Would you rather live without your TV or bed?
The results are as follows:
Some student responses: