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Would you rather be a Pterodactyl or a Triceratops?

The children regularly work on their speaking and listening skills as part of the school’s P4C (Philosophy for Children) provision.

In the Nursery the skills we focus on most are:

  • Whole-body listening skills (such as facing the person who is speaking)
  • Speaking in full sentences
  • Explaining our answers using ‘because’
  • Taking turns

This week’s P4C session focussed on the question – ‘Would you rather be a Pterodactyl or a Triceratops?’

This was accompanied by learning about both animals. We looked at their physical features, what life for these dinosaurs is like and explored the differences between carnivores and herbivores.

The children then voted by placing their portrait beneath the dinosaur they’d rather be. They were also asked to explain their answer using the word ‘because’.

Frank – I would rather be a Pterodactyl because they fly and look like birds.

Ellis – I would like to be both because I love all dinosaurs.

Mya – I would rather be a Pterodactyl because it flies and I like flying.

Teo – I would rather be a Pterodactyl because they can fly and have nice wings.

Phillyppe – I would rather be a T-rex because they eat the other dinosaurs.

Christopher – I would rather be a Triceratops because they go ‘RAWR’.

Aaliyah – I would rather be a Tripceratops because I like it. I love it’s horns.

Kimoni – I would rather be a Pterodactyl because they can fly to lots of places.