Anger, management, coping, strategies, kind, help, support, care, moods, tired, worried, behaviour, thoughts and control. Experiences, physical activity, drawing, breathing, counting to 10 and moods.
Supports pupils understanding that anger is a normal emotion.
Supports pupils to discuss this emotion and seek help if they need it.
Equipment and Resources
Lesson PPT, paper, pens or crayons, glue and scissors,
Hall or gym, puppets, teddies or toys and music.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Circle time: Go around the class and ask children to share ‘I get angry when….’. Explain that we all get angry and sad at times and that is normal and okay.
Storm starters: Show the example storm cloud on slide 2. Print off and cut around the clouds and shapes on slides 3 and 4 and provide the children with a set each. Children can work in pairs to make their own storm clouds to show what makes them angry and what they could do.
Read out some of the ways to express anger on slide 5 and ask children to share their clouds with the class.
The quarrel: Read through the script on slides 6-7. Ask children to work in pairs and to act out a quarrel with puppets, teddies or toys. Ask pupils to now get their puppets to stop, think and calm down before responding and creating a new story ending. Watch some of the role plays and discuss them as a class.
Anger thermometer: Explain the thermometer using slide 8. Print off a template for each child on slide 9. Children must complete the worksheet with ideas about what they can do when they feel different levels of anger.
Keep calm: Choose two children – one to be a ‘calmer’ and one to be a ‘scrambler’. All children must move around the room (use music if you want to). If the scrambler tags someone they must walk really fast and do silly moves. The calmer must touch the scrambled child for them to walk calmy again.
Discuss what is felt like to be ‘scrambled’ and ‘calm’ and if they can identify times, they may feel like this. How could they help themselves be calm?
Chill out zone: With the help of the children make an area of the class into a ‘chill-out zone’ where they can go when they need or want to calm down. Include prompts such as pictures, posters, ideas, suggestions, that can help the children use the strategies they have explored.
Relaxation: Use slide 10 and follow the relaxation and guided meditation video.
Recap the lesson and ask pupils to talk about something they have learnt and what they will do differently from now on.