Developing pupils’ confidence, resilience, and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
Understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
Equipment and Resources
Paper, pen, and colours.
Equipment to make a mask.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives along with the key words pupils will hear.
Pairs activity: Ask pupils how they have felt this week. Ask them to talk about the types of things that have made them feel different feelings. Explain what feelings are using slide 3.
Compose a poem activity: Working in pairs ask pupils to compose a poem about feelings. Invite each pair to share it with the class.
Understanding feelings activity: Ask pupils to work in pairs and talk through the questions on slide 6 about what makes them happy and sad.
Explain all the ways we can make ourselves feel better.
Knowing our emotions activity: Working in small groups ask pupils to choose one emotion from the list on slide 8. They must create a list of strategies to effectively deal with that emotion and share any personal experiences with each other.
Emotions poster activity: Ask pupils to create a poster for the different emotions to show what they can do to deal with each one. For example, “Feeling angry? Try this...”.
Make a mask activity: Ask pupils to make a mask to represent an emotion. Working with a partner they can hold their mask in front of their face and explain when they have felt it and how they have dealt with it.
Feelings journal activity: Pupils can create a journal about the times they have experienced different emotions. They can write about as many different emotions as they can.
Reflect on the lesson and ask pupils 3 things they have learnt and what they would do differently next time.