Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Philosophy for Children (also called P4C), is an approach to learning and teaching which enhances children’s thinking and communication skills, boosts their self-esteem, and improves their academic attainment. We have developed a progression map which teachers follow in relation to P4C.
P4C happens once every two weeks at the beginning of a new English unit of work in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6). There is an enquiry structure to each session which teachers follow. In Year 2, this takes place for half an hour and involves shorter speaking and listening activities. Early Years and Year 1 P4C sessions are inspired by ‘Thinking games’ by Jason Buckley and ‘Games for thinking’ by Robert Fisher. See our P4C Progression Map for more information.