Silver Package Includes Training
For a class in each year group, from Reception (4-5 yrs old) to Year 6 (10-11 yrs), a set of thought-provoking questions for parents and children to share. This bumper set provides a weekly activity for the whole year for over 200 children.
Each class set of Sticky Questions includes 39 questions plus an extra summer holiday question. They are pitched at the age level of the class but will be able to stretch the brightest thinkers. There are 32 stickers for each question. Most stickers are printed 16 to a page, or 8 to page for those that need additional illustrations – a for some freshly minted riddles that parents and children can puzzle over together.
The idea is that one day each week, all the children go home with a sticker on their jumper. Instead of having a conversation about, “Have you done your homework”, the homework IS the conversation. Then the following day, the discussion can carry on at school, drawing on ideas from home.
Over the course of 7 years from Reception to Year 6, children will get the chance to think about nearly 300 different questions – a memorable mix of the philosophical and some more free-wheeling creative stuff.
All packs will include ideas on how to carry on the discussion back in school, and how to support children who get less support from home, how to involve grandparents and so on. There will be access to publicity material you can use with parents, such as a customisable version of this letter:
The Silver Package also includes a 1-hour training session with Jason Buckley, founder of the Philosophy Man and co-author of Sticky Questions. This is available to all teaching staff who will be using Sticky Questions. You can either attend a scheduled Webinar or have a Pause for Thought video that you can use in a staff training session at any time.
- Introduces you to activities you can use to explore your Sticky Questions
- Shares how to use the crucial Coaching Questions to push children’s thinking deeper
- Explains the underlying principles of Sticky Questions and our approach to Philosophy for Children which you can use across your teaching.