Healthy mind, feelings, sad, excited, happy, organisation, resilience, stressed, coping, confidence, thinking, skills, connecting, focus, mental nutrients, mindset, play, experiences, brain, challenges, sleep, down time, relaxation, thoughts, physical.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives along with the key words pupils will hear.
Pairs discussion: Ask pupils to talk about a time when they felt any of the feelings on slide 4. Invite pupils to share their experiences with the class.
Active learning: Tell pupils that each wall represents a different feeling displayed on slide 5. Pupils must listen to the situation called on (from slide 6) and run to the wall which best represents how they would feel.
Groups discussion: What does a ‘healthy mind’ mean? In small groups pupils must write down all of their ideas and get ready to tell the class.
Roleplay task: In small groups ask pupils to talk about a time when they were sad, felt stressed or unhappy. Pupils must act out an example situation and suggest a way to make it better. Repeat the task and this time ask pupils to think about when they felt happy and excited.
Explain and talk through slides 10 and 11 about understanding our minds.
Watch the 5 ways to wellbeing video and talk about it with the class.