Tuesday, 3 October 2017

When is a stick not a stick?

In KS1 P4C club, we were presented with a stick as our stimulus. 

The children were simply asked... What is this?

The children replied that it was a stick, a branch or a twig. They thought Miss Lawrence was being a little silly to forget! Until Fenton thought otherwise...

It could be something else if we imagined!

There was a clear buzz in the room at this contribution and the children watched "Not a Stick" by Antoinette Portis. Children turned to their partners to discuss the endless possibilities! 

A toothbrush!
A microphone!
A fishing rod!
A flower!
An elephant's trunk!
A sword!

The list of things it could be continued, and the children got to work turning their stick into a "not a stick". It was decided that "the only thing the stick couldn't be was a nothing."

Lily imagined it was a toothbrush

A fishing net

The lips of a monster's mouth!

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