Welcome To

Philosophy

P4C

P4C was introduced at HHS to develop and extend the children’s thinking and discussion skills. It promotes a forum for open dialogue in which the children are not content to just exchange ideas and opinions as if they were bits of information, but to ask questions, think through arguments and explore alternatives.

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P4C  Subject Map

P4C builds higher order thinking, questioning, speaking and listening skills and these are incorporated into the PSHE curriculum where at least 3 out of 6 lessons each half term are stand-alone P4C enquiries. These sessions allow every child to speak freely, without feeling pressure, in an inclusive and nurturing environment. Children can voice their opinions and listen to their peers in a structured way, this increases their confidence when speaking in front of a group and affords them the opportunity to agree and politely disagree with another child’s viewpoint. This builds respect and encourages children to become more critical thinkers. Pupils learn the skills to be clear in their thinking to explain their ideas, give good reasons for their views and develop their vocabulary. It teaches patience, respect for others and a better understanding of the world around them. P4C creates an enquiring classroom, promoting independent learning, questioning and reasoning, improved social skills, impacting across all areas of the curriculum and school.