Thanks to Anthony Evans for sending me this link to a great thinking skills video on Teachers TV.

It’s a series of six short video clips for use on interactive whiteboards, designed to enhance thinking skills and promote creativity amongst Key Stage 2 pupils.

The clips vary in style and mood, and aim to stimulate imaginations and generate discussion. The accompanying resources suggest classroom activities which can be used before or after viewing the clips.

http://www.teachers.tv/video/32458

Each clip ends with a question to prompt either class, paired or group discussion and will encourage pupils to compare, contrast and evaluate information. They will have to weigh up evidence, make deductions and anticipate the consequences of what they see on screen.

All clips are designed to be used as starters for a range of curriculum areas in order to warm up the pupils’ thinking skills.

if you like that one, there are a range of Primary lesson starter activities on the site. You can view them here. Even better, if you register with the site you can download them to access offline too.

Thanks Anthony for the link! And a quick plug for the TeachMeet North East London event tonight. I’m unable to attend as I’m heading to Birmingham for a training course tomorrow – but if you are in the NE London area this evening drop in and take part!