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12-Day Winter Story

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12-Day Winter Story

Thinking Skills Tool in PowerPoint providing a way to develop story writing - bite-size. 



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Categories: Other Resources, Story, English, All Ages

Tags: Winter Story Visual Learning

The 10-Day Story

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The 10-Day Story A Thinking Skills Tool in PowerPoint providing a way to develop story writing - bite-size.

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Categories: Story, Creative Thinking, English, Junior

Tags: Writing Story Christmas Creative Thinking

The Winter House

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The Winter House A Story from Thinking Stories to Wake Up your Mind 3 showing the power of people over possessions.

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Categories: Story, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Thinking Skills

Tags: Winter Story

Big Present

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Big Present A Story about seeking the ultimate Christmas present and finding that it's not quite what was expected. Use the story to promote thinking about the meaning and messages of Christmas.

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Categories: Story, IT, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Christmas Big Data

Alfred and the Grit Girl

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Alfred and the Grit Girl A fourth Alfred Thinking Story inspired by the Snow Angels tales in Mike's Thinking Stories and Surprising Stories. Alfred the chief Snow Angel is ready to retire, but who should take over responsibility for all the snowflakes? Includes challenging, creative questions.

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Categories: Story, Teaching & Learning, Any Subject, Junior, Infant

Tags: Grit Effort Mindset Story

Snow Angels - Audio Versions

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Snow Angels - Audio Versions Two audio versions of the Thinking Story, Snow Angels, from Thinking Stories to Wake up your Mind.

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Categories: Story, Audio, Creativity, PSHE, Infant, Junior

Tags: Story Christmas Learning Styles

Surprising Stories Support Material

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Surprising Stories Support Material A Word file with supporting material linked to stories in Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity.

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Categories: Story, Other Resources, Thinking Skills, Other Subject, Junior

Tags: Story Thinking Stories Creative Thinking

The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset - Audio

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The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset - Audio A Thinking Story from Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity - Audio Version.

Categories: Story, Audio, Leadership, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Story Thinking Stories Audio Leadership
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The Trouble With Wishes - Audio

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The Trouble With Wishes - Audio A Thinking Story from Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity - Audio version.

Categories: Story, Audio, Creativity, Geography, PSHE, Junior

Tags: Story Thinking Stories Audio
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Daisy May the Cheese Thief

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Daisy May the Cheese Thief An unpublished Thinking Story including a fun creative activity around generating the names of new cheeses. Can also be applied to character generation for story writing.

Categories: Story, Creativity, DT, English, Junior

Tags: Story Creative Thinking
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Alfred's Gift - Audio

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Alfreds Gift - Audio An Audio Version of Alfred's Gift, from "Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity" read by Mike.

Categories: Audio, Teaching & Learning, PSHE, Infant, Junior, Story

Tags: Story Thinking Stories Audio
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Pieces of Strange

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Pieces of Strange A Story with classroom activities for more mature KS2 and KS3/4 pupils. An ancient evil lies fractured and scattered across modern day England. Where are the pieces and what danger do they pose?

Categories: Story, Creativity, English, RE & Philosophy, Secondary

Tags: Story Creative Thinking
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The Wax Priest

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The Wax Priest A Thinking Story about the life, death and rediscovery of a priest made from wax. Prompts thinking and debate about religion, church leadership and faith. Most suited to upper KS2 and lower KS3.

Categories: Story, Curriculum, RE & Philosophy, Secondary

Tags: RE Philosophy Story
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The Return of Alfred the Snow Angel

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The Return of Alfred the Snow Angel A Thinking Story inspired by Alfred in Mike's "Thinking Stories" and "Surprising Stories". Alfred the Snow Angel is still banished to Earth but learns an important message about leadership. Addresses leadership, bullying and success.

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Categories: Story, Leadership, PSHE, Infant, Junior

Tags: Snow Angels Christmas Leadership Bullying Story

Alfred's Gift

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Alfreds Gift A Thinking Story with activities from "Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity" in which Alfred the Snow Angel finds himself banished to Earth and trying to find a place to stay. Addresses creativity and problem solving.

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Categories: Story, Creativity, Other Subject, Infant, Junior

Tags: Snow Angels Christmas Story

The Sparrow Who...Artwork

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The Sparrow Who...Artwork Original Illustration roughs from the story The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset, published in Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity. Use to build activities and displays around the story.

Categories: Story, Skills-Based Learning, Art, Infant, Junior

Tags: Christmas Easter Bullying Transition Story
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The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset

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The Sparrow Who Swallowed a Sunset A Story with activities about a little bird in Winter who is rejected by his peers, sets off on a difficult journey, and struggles with the ultimate test. Use as a metaphor for new life, rebirth, death. Taken from "Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity".

Categories: Story, Skills-Based Learning, PSHE, Infant, Junior

Tags: Transition Christmas Bullying Easter Story
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Snow Angels Artwork

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Snow Angels Artwork Original Illustration roughs from the stories Snow Angels and Alfred's Gift, published in Thinking Stories to Wake Up Your Mind and Surprising Stories. Use to build activities and displays around the stories.

Categories: Story, Learning Styles, DT, Infant, Junior

Tags: Bullying Independent Learning Christmas Story
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Snow Angels

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Snow Angels A Story with activities from "Thinking Stories to Wake Up Your Mind" in which Alfred the Snow Angel finds his style of doing things at odds with the other angels. Addresses bullying and learning styles. 

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Categories: Story, Learning Styles, DT, Infant, Junior

Tags: Bullying Independent Learning Christmas Story

Ziyad The Ant

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Ziyad The Ant A Story taken from "Thinking Stories to Wake Up Your Mind". Addresses issues around bullying and is used as an example in the thinking skills tool, Shot Thinking. Ziyad the Ant is continually bullied even though he grows bigger and bigger by doing something rather strange to his enemies.

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Categories: Story, Thinking Skills, PSHE, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Bullying Story

Dream Bottles

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Dream Bottles A Story that poses an interesting magical challenge about success and failure after leaving home. Links to the questions that are set in the "Tips for successful transition" resource.

Categories: Story, Transition, Junior, Secondary, English, PSHE

Tags: Dream Wish Goals Success Failure Story
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The Trouble With Wishes

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The Trouble With Wishes Story taken from 'Surprising Stories to Stimulate Creativity' in which a girl accidentally kills a wish devil then discovers at first hand what the phrase 'Be careful what you wish for' really means. Includes curriculum-linked follow on activities.

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Categories: Story, Creativity, RE & Philosophy, Junior, Secondary

Tags: Thinking Stories Thinking Skills Creative Curriculum Creative Thinking History

The Man Who Thought Too Much

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The Man Who Thought Too Much A Story about a man whose words become solid and whose thoughts appear to everyone. Suitable for Key Stages 2-3 and including prompts to get pupils talking about what they say and how they think.

Categories: Story, Thinking Skills, RE & Philosophy, Junior

Tags: Memory P4C Metacognition Assemblies Story
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