Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I am able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them. HWB 0-01a
  • I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave and I am learning ways of managing them. HWB 0-02a
  • I am learning about respect for my body and what behaviour is right and wrong. I know who I should talk to if I am worried about this. HWB 0-49a
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 0-07a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To begin to recognise own and others feelings.
  • To know how to ask for help when they are upset.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Identify different types of feelings in myself and others. HWB 0-01a
  • Express own feelings and show consideration towards the feelings of others. HWB 0-01a
  • Demonstrate how to ask for help when feeling sad, angry or upset in real and imaginary situations. HWB 0-02a / HWB 0-07a
  • Recognise how to react if I feel uncomfortable with someone HWB 0-49a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Discuss what makes us happy in school/what makes us sad. Who makes us happy or sad? Why?
  • Discuss how we can tell if someone is happy, sad, angry etc – introduce concept of body language - being able to tell how someone is feeling by looking at them and how they behave.
  • Consider the things they do that make other people happy, sad, worried, angry, scared etc.
  • Circle time activities – pass round a box containing children’s names. Children select a name and draw a present they would give that person to show how they appreciate them.
  • Explore different ways of showing their appreciation to those around them.
  • Label pictures of children’s faces with appropriate feelings.
  • Talk about a time they felt happy, sad, worried etc and why they felt like that.
  • Make a comic strip/story board based on a particular event in their own life or from a text about a time they felt happy/sad etc.
  • Use puppets to reinforce understanding of different emotions.
  • Match/sort different ‘feelings’ words.
  • Mindmap all the people who can help them when they are sad, angry, worried or upset.
  • Pass a ‘feelings’ ball or roll a feelings ‘dice’ (if available) and use this to describe a time when they felt the particular emotion/feeling.