Mayfield Primary School

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World Thinking Day

Mayfield celebrates
'World Thinking Day' in its own special way

"Whatever you're thinking; think bigger"

Children at Mayfield understand the importance of effective thinking skills. It is a crucial life skill. We need children who can think about others, solve problems, consider solutions and make their own decisions. On 'World Thinking Day', children in each class talked about how they have been developing their thinking skills across a wide range of learning activities. This special day recognises the impact of the Guides, Scouts, Rainbows and Beavers have across the world and is an opportunity to think about others.

Henry Ford (American industrialist) once said, "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it'.

Why do you think he said thinking is so hard?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, "Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking."

Do you agree that 'looking' is so important?

"I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It's because of them I'm doing it myself". Albert Einstein.

Why is it so important that we learn to do things ourselves?

"Very little is needed to make a happy life. It's all in your way of thinking". Marcus Aurelius Antonius

What makes YOU happy? Can thinking in a positive way, really make you happy?

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently". Henry Ford.

If you get something wrong, what do you do? How do you know what to do when you don't know what to do?

"Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change". Barbara Januszkiewicz.

Have you ever had an idea that has made something better..... or maybe worse?

Why not think about some of these questions? You could talk to family or friends to find out what they think?


Why not think about....?

If you love thinking, why not have a look at the following questions? If you want to jot down some of your thoughts and return them to me, you can earn 5 House Points!!!

(1). Why is the sky blue?

(2). Can you find the names of ten countries where the first vowel in the name is an 'O'? (eg Portugal)

(3). What could you say to two people who are arguing who both believe they are right?

(4). What would the world be like if everyone had a Mayfield smile?

Don't forget, five House Points will be awarded to anyone who returns their thoughts or ideas.

World Thinking Day: a history

World Thinking Day is celebrated annually on 22nd February by Guides, Scouts, Rainbows and Beavers. It is a day when they think about their 'sisters' and 'brothers' in other countries around the world and the global impact of the work they do. Mrs Heaton and Miss Ward (who are involved in Guiding) led a special assembly to talk about the traditions behind World Thinking Day and the work that the Guides, Scouts, Rainbows and Beavers do. Children who attend any of these groups were encouraged to wear their alternative uniforms to school and talk about some of the things they do.