Positive, negative, thoughts, happiness, sad, feelings, kind, polite, attitude, behaviours, fun, enjoyment, relationships, habits, caring, help and support.
Understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
Prepares learners for British modern life (Respectful, Responsible citizens).
Developing pupils’ confidence, resilience, and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
Equipment & Resources
Lesson PPT, Print bookmarks from PPT. paper, card, pen and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives along with the key words pupils will hear.
Explain what positivity means using slide 3.
Class discussion: Ask the class what it feels like to be happy and the types of things they do when they are feeling happy. Explain what happiness is using slide 5.
My happy head: Ask pupils to draw a happy head on a piece of paper and to write all the things that make them feel happy and positive on it.
Sharing stories: Ask pupils to tell a partner about all the happy and positive people they know and to write down what makes them positive people.
Talk and explain some of the things that positive people do using slide 8.
Positive qualities group activity: Explain what a positive quality is and ask pupils to work in small groups and chat about positive qualities they each have. Pupils can write their positive quality on a post-it note and stick it on the board explaining it to the class.
Individual activity: Ask pupils to complete the task on slide 11 about how they are a positive person.
Role play activity: Working in a small group, pupils must create a positive story as a role play. They can use their ‘Being a positive person’ answers to help them with ideas.
Positive thinking card: Pupils can design a positive thinking card that they could send to someone else to cheer them up.
Positive thoughts: Ask pupils to create their own bookmark with 3 key questions on it.
Recap on the lesson with the class about what they have learnt and talk through the top tips to staying positive.