Positive, negative, thoughts, happiness, sad, feelings, kind, polite, attitude, behaviours, fun, enjoyment, relationships, habits, caring, help and support.
Supports pupils understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions
Prepares learners for British modern life (being respectful and responsible citizens).
Developing pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
Equipment and Resources
Jar, pennies or coins, pebbles, paints, crayons and scissors.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Explain what positivity and happiness means using slides 2 – 4.
Circle time: Go around the circle and ask the class what it feels like to be happy and the things they do when they’re happy.
Positive pennies: Explain to the class how they can be positive with the way they behave and act. Place a jar at the front of the class and each time someone says something positive or positive behaviour is demonstrated place a penny in the jar. When the jar is full reward the class with some chocolate or sweets (or similar).
Positivity rainbow: Print off slide 5 for each child. Ask the children to decorate the rainbow with things that make them happy.
I am activity: Explain to the children that we need to be positive about ourselves. Read out the ways that we can be positive using 6. Print off slide 7 and ask the children to complete the “I am” sentences and decorate their sheet.
Sharing positivity with kindness: Divide the children into small groups. Give each group 3 kindness coupons (slides 8 – 11). Ask pupils to make up a role play demonstrating the kindness coupons as a story. Ask children to show their play to the class and then the class can try to guess the 3 ways which they showed kindness to others.
Positive pebbles: Give each pupil a pebble. Ask pupils to paint their pebble and write on different positive words such as: keep going, be strong, you are amazing, shine bright, have hope, don’t give up.
Recap on the lesson with the class about what they have learnt and ask pupils to think how they could demonstrate a kindness coupon this week.