Monday, August 4, 2014

Year 2 Philosophy

Today in philosophy we started by reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak.

This led us to a discussion about imagination. We talked about aspects of the story before talking about imagination and the places it can take us. The children thought that dreams were our imagination at work and thought that in the story Max fell asleep and was probably dreaming. We discussed what it means to have a wild imagination and whether you choose to imagine or whether it just happens.
Children shared that imagination often just takes over when you are relaxing.
All children agreed that the imagination was very useful particularly when it came to art, writing, solving problems, playing and even getting out of trouble!

We then used a venn diagram to compare real and imaginary friends.

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