Thinking Skills


This resource by Nicola Byrne and Wendy Evans, consists of a 200 page book with a CD. The materials are based on the KS3 Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS), but adapted to cover the younger age group. The book is set out  under the 6 headings of: Independent enquirers – asking questions; Creative thinkers – Let’s imagine; Reflective learners – What did I do well?; Team workers – Taking turns and sharing; Self-managers – Looking after myself; and Effective participators – My school and community. The skills are broken down to show the progression from Reception to Year 6.

This is a very detailed and carefully worked out set of materials that will provide a structure for teaching thinking skills across the primary curriculum. The book has plenty of well designed photocopiable pages, that would appeal to the various age groups and form the basis for some enjoyable lessons. The CD inside it has additional materials, as well as further support for teachers with planning and assessment.

Formats available

Teachers Book | CD Rom