Posts tagged Critical Thinking
BooksForTopics Best Books by Year Group Lists for Infant and Primary Schools

The BookForTopics team has compiled a list of books that they believe should be read by each Year Group to help with their academic, social and emotional development. Book suggestions cover a wide range of themes and have been selected to be age-appropriate whilst encouraging students to think more about the world they live in.

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Developing Critical Thinking and Reflection Skills-Learnhigher Resource

A great resource page created by Learnhigher to help university students to develop their critical thinking and reflection skills in order to craft effective essays and to prepare them for graduate careers. Information can also be adapted for use in FE colleges and in sixth form A Level Religious Studies and General Studies lessons.

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Pupil Parliament LitFilmFest Resource

Created with the Houses of Parliament, this 10 lesson resource for Key Stage 2 shows your class how they can make a difference whilst writing and videoing their own speeches. Lead your class through the process of reporting whilst taking a problem to a Member of the Lords and an MP. Then, your children become MPs themselves; writing and delivering their own parliamentary speeches.

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Rise Above Lesson Plan on Puberty-PHE School Zone Resource

Using peer-to-peer discussion and activities, students will be encouraged to examine the impact of puberty and find ways in which they can seek support if they are finding puberty challenging.

Lesson plan includes:

  • Accompanying PowerPoint for use in class

  • Starter activities – carry out a baseline assessment of students' prior knowledge, skills and understanding

  • Core peer-to-peer activities, plenaries and exciting extension ideas

  • Four films to support the activities, including YouTuber KickThePj talking about growing up

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