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Thinking Skills

Thinking Skills  

We have been looking at Spain for thinking about our world week across the curriculum. After locating Spain on a world map, we watched videos on climate change in Spain. We discussed how Spain was affected, with flooding, droughts and changes to agriculture. We looked at data, from 1990 and 2019 and compared Precipitation, Wind speed and Temperature. We looked at these 3 weather conditions and decided on a scale of ‘Low, Moderate, High and Very High’ whether they would be susceptible to risks of fire, flooding and affect to agriculture. We used the Habit of mind thinking about our thinking to decide the risk factor. We applied our knowledge across the curriculum, and used our thinking hats to see how this data effected people and the planet. We used the Red hat to see how you would feel if you were a farmer affected by extreme weather. We used the black hat to look at negatives of climate change. Green and Yellow hats looked at strategies we can use to overcome climate change and see the positives of this change. Here are pictures of BL5 using their thinking hats to discuss these problems. We linked all our answers to three Global Goals we were focusing on, Climate Action, Life On Land and Life Below Water.

Hot Seating - Jim Jarvis


In year 5 this week we have been using our thinking hats and thinking maps to delve deeper into our understanding of Jim our main character in our Novel ‘Street Child.’ We read chapter 4 which describes Jim’s arrival at a Victorian workhouse. He experienced some terrible things including; being separated from his Mum, being made to sleep in a box and being sluiced.

We used our red thinking hat to think about how Jim would be feeling and collaboratively came up with questions we would like to ask Jim. We then chose different people in our class to be Jim. We then put Jim in the ‘hot seat’ and asked him questions.


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