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Many of us have more time than usual to stop and think at the moment.  So, let us know your thoughts about these ideas.  There is no right or wrong answer - what we'd like is for you to explain your opinions clearly to us.

To make it easier for you to make a choice, we've divided the questions by age, but please choose any questions which interest you and make you think hard. 

Questions aimed at Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Watch this short film from the BBC Bitesize website about fairness.  Then answer the following questions.  How many questions you answer for a short answer depends on how much you can write.  For some younger children, answering all of these questions, taking care over your writing, could be an extended answer.

  • Did things happen in the film that were not fair?  What were they?
  • What is the fairest way to share out the kit?
  • What does fair mean?
  • Is it fairness important?

Questions aimed at Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

  • We all like to have fun and do nice things. Some things are expensive to buy, but other things that you might enjoy can be completely free.  Make a list of things you enjoy doing that are free and things you enjoy doing that cost money, and then answer…

Are the best things in life free?

  • Christmas, birthdays and other occasions are a great time for everyone. The food, family, films and presents but…

Is it better to receive a present or give a present?

  • Having friends is great. You can play with them, chat with them, laugh and cry with them, but…

Is it better to have a big group of friends or a small group of very close friends?

  • We all think ourselves as being kind people (I hope). That we would help our friends, family and maybe even strangers if they needed it, but…

Can kindness change the world?

  • What do adults do that children don’t, and what do children do that adults don’t? What’s the difference between adults and grown ups? And…

Is it better being a grown up or an adult?

  • We all try to do good things. We might help out friends and families or people in need, but…

Can one person change the world?