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Toolset 3: Creativity

  • This toolset includes: risk-taking, generating ideas (brainstorming, hypothesising, speculating), making interesting connections, making unusual comparisons, looking at everyday things in original ways, asking unusual questions.


  • By focusing on creativity, we help children to develop confidence in being original or different and willingness to try things out and make mistakes. Creativity is about exploration and curiosity about the world.


  • Creativity is not just about art – you can be creative in Maths, Science and all subjects. For example, Einstein was a highly creative thinker who often visualised his ideas on sub-atomic physics in terms of images and metaphors.


  • Children should become increasingly aware of what creative learning is like and learn to talk about their own creative learning.
  • Thornhill Primary School,
  • Thornhill Road,
  • London,
  • N1 1HX