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
Lesson PPT, paper, pen and colours, dice, laminator and pegs.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Circle time: Show children the faces on slide 2 and ask pupils how they have felt this week. Go around the circle and invite children to talk about the types of things that have made them feel different feelings. Explain what feelings are and that it is perfectly normally to have them.
How would you feel if? Read out the questions on slide 3 and ask children to chat about how they would feel for each one. Ask children to make a face or action about how they would feel. Show the faces or print them out for children on slide 2 whilst reading out the sentences on this activity.
Mad and sad activity: Print and cut out the faces on slides 4 and 5. Point to a face and ask pupils to shout out if that face is mad or sad. Go through the faces again and get faster!
Face draw in pairs: Give each pair a large piece of paper and pens or crayons. Each child must draw a face with an emotion for their partner to guess. Invite children to show the class some of their pictures.
Share a time game: Print out and laminate sets of the board game on slides 7 and 8. In small groups ask pupils to play the game and to share an experience when they land on the circle.
If you are happy and you know it song: Sing the song as a class and perform actions to it. Replace the ‘happy’ with the emotions on slide 6. Explain that both our faces and our bodies can show how we are feeling.
Watch the video about feelings and talk about it.
Feelings check in: Print off the feelings check in on slide 10 for each pupil and ask them to place the peg where they feel they are today.
Reflect on the lesson and explain to pupils that we all feel different ways at times but we can always talk to someone about it.