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By signing up, you'll receive one freshly-written, issue each week containing topical free P4C resources to use straight away.

But why should you miss out on previous issues? You'll also receive a carefully selected resource from the 'back-catalogue' each week. We make sure these begin with the 'easy-wins' - simple and easy to deliver ideas designed for teachers and classes new to P4C. Click here to see what's in the first issue.

So two emails per week. Both packed full of class-room ready P4C resources. For free! But don't just take our word for it...

What teachers say about our free P4C resources...

These resources are absolutely superb. I've been trying/failing to use my imagination to get our girls more interested in this kind of thing. After using various books, an outside speaker and my own imagination I've made a tiny bit of progress, but your exercises captured the girls' imagination much more quickly. Great stuff.

 

Mary

Teacher

Just wanted to thank you for all the resources you have created/sent to me/posted.  They're great and I'm using them weekly with my class.

Debbie Brooks

Can I start by saying how fantastic I think your ideas are - I really enjoy getting your emails and my Y6 class and I have really enjoyed using many of your stimulating resources. Recently, we spent all afternoon philosophising following your 'should Russia be sent home from the euros?' stimulus - kept my lively class engaged for hours. So huge thanks!

Jo Lowe

Newlands Primary School

Suddenly remembered that I have an inbox full of your emails and I have found so many good resources for kick starting discussions and debate. I am planning this lessons for year 7 form tutors (mainly PE, Maths and Economics teachers) so it has been really useful to have interesting resources to build on.

Lucy Strike

William Ellis School

There is definitely a buzz with your P4C materials with my current class and colleagues, which is all down to you.

Heather Soar

Handsworth Primary School

Thank you so very much for your wonderful P4C resources. I will prepare the sessions during the summer holidays in case I find another school who would like P4C before then.

These first lesson examples you have so kindly shared will be really useful and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for your generosity of spirit. This will really help me to get going.

Rachel Hutchings

Kent County Council

I wanted to send you a thankyou as i have bee4n completing a research project in school this year and your emails inspired me to create a philosophy SOW for my year 8s.

Ann Morris

St Ambrose Barlow School

I wish to say a most heartfelt thank you to you as I used some of your exercises as part of a mini project and it has had tremendous feedback both from staff at my school and from tutors at university. I really appreciated you taking time out from your busy schedule to help me.
 
Thank you also for the wonderful resources that you send out, (the doughnut and it's hole being my current particular favourite - I have even had teachers reading philosophy papers about the concept of holes as a result of this lesson!)

Andrew Lawson

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your emails, I am finding them to be more useful than the majority of the information that I paid to have access to! I have only just started a P4C group as a volunteer at my children's school, my enthusiasm is by far more dominant than my experience and your emails are a really valuable guide.

Gemma Soper

I just want to thank you for all the P4C resources that you have been emailing me.  Our school uses them regularly as we conduct P4C throughout our primary school from foundation to year 6 once a fortnight. Most of our staff are quite new to P4C so your resources  have been greatly appreciated.

 

Tracey

Athersley South Primary School

A note to thank you for the resources you send weekly. A few years ago I did the SAPRE level 1 P4C course and practiced it for a short while. However my interest has been revamped since recieving your weekly resources and I have now begun to practice it again with the year 6 class that I teach once a week. I am now in senior management and am encouraging others to take this up by observing my sessions and passing on your resources to teachers of older pupils in the school.  Your hard work is much appreciated. Many thanks.

 

Tara

Thankyou Jason for all these fabulous resources, as a Headteacher of a small primary you have given me so much to work with.

 

Christine Kirton

Headteacher

Thank you for the either ories stimulus, it was just what I needed to get my reception class really engaged with philosophy. Our final episode involved arriving back at the port and being offered the opportunity to stay and continue exploring or to go home. They absolutely loved it and we are following it up today.

Clare Walsh

Reception teacher

Thank you so much for your email and the inspirational attachments!
I left the first 'Would You Rather...?' (bear/snake/monkey) for PPA cover for my Y1 class this morning with very clear instructions on how it should be used and returned to find my TA and class incredibly positive about talking about their feelings and able to articulate their thoughts much more clearly!


A major breakthrough in a class that has found the transition to KS1 very hard so far, even with me as an experienced EYFS/KS1 teacher!! They are immediately more confident in talking through their thinking and gave clear and eager explanations all afternoon!

Let's hope they can continue to develop their deeper thinking and reasoning skills and the confidence to participate more!

Tina Hammond

Foundation Stage Phase Leader

What an incredible resource!
Many thanks!

Jules

Teacher

Excellent, excellent resources.
 
Thank you very much.

Lisa Chaffer

Teacher

Many thanks for all of your wonderful resources which you have kindly sent to me over the past 18 months. I have thoroughly appreciated all the help and inspiration you have given me. It has been invaluable.

Peter Reader

Thanks a lot for all the good material and great ideas. I've been working in Philosophy for Children in Porto, Portugal, since 2015 and I'm getting even more enthusiastic with your help.

Actually, last week i was making some research online about icebreakers and other games to apply with the children, and then i received from you some good examples to try in class. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not!

Marco Antonia

Teacher, Portugal

Thank you for your posts. They have been inspiring, giving me lots to think about and share.They put a new slant on everyday situations, real depth rather than the usual superficial conversations.
Regards

Avril Hapley

Teacher

Spot and Stripe

You can get access to 39 Spot and Stripe videos, one for each week of the school year, by purchasing our Philosophy Circles Premium Pack in the shop.

In the first bumper issue of our free P4C resources...

Vote With Your Feet

Dinner with a witch, or a frog for dinner?

A colourful “would you rather” resource accessible to the youngest children, with teaching notes that suggest how you can use the exercise as a springboard for discussion.

free P4C resources

The Fairest Teacher of Them All

When is equality unfair?

A complete P4C enquiry plan including a story about a teacher who desperately tries to treat all his pupils the same.

The story usually leads to juicy questions about fairness, a central issue for children.

free P4C resources

Philosopher’s Fruit Salad

Is it better to be a child or an adult?

Swap places if you think…

Children swap places across the circle to show their response to this list of questions, from traditional philosophy to more quirky and playful ideas.

Also included in the first issue, a key document on “Thinkers’ Games”, the shared underlying structure of some of the resources in this and future issues. You’ll soon begin to develop your own activities using this structure to investigate challenging concepts and stimulate thoughtful dialogue in the classroom.

free P4C resources

Over 16,000 teachers and P4C trainers receive our weekly free P4C resources bulletin. To get it, add your name and email below.

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