Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I am able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them. HWB 1-01a
  • 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 1-02a
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 1-07a
  • 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 1-49a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To be aware of own needs, views and feelings and show respect for the needs, views and feelings of others.
  • To understand factors that can positively and negatively affect emotions, e.g. sleep, loss, relationships, etc.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Identify and discuss a range of emotions both positive and negative in myself and others. HWB 1-01a
  • Identify and demonstrate ways of dealing with my emotions. HWB 1-02a
  • Explain how to ask for help when I am worried about something. HWB1-49a
  • Demonstrate a skill that I can use when I am feeling sad or worried about change. HWB1-07a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Brainstorm all emotions and create an emotion rainbow/emotions alphabet.  Encourage children to distinguish between those which are positive and those which are negative.  Select two contrasting emotions and describe to friend/class a time they have experienced them.
  • Consider how they feel at different times of the day.  Identify what makes them feel happy/sad/worried/scared etc.
  • Make a ‘feelings box’ and display in a prominent position in the class – children should be encouraged to share experiences/worries/concerns/questions they may have but do not want to admit to in front of their peers.
  • Circle Time – focus on particular emotions  eg, anger, worry,  sad – children talk about a time they felt the emotion as well as the circumstances that led to the emotion.  Consider how they dealt with the emotion.
  • Create a class superhero that could help children to deal with difficult emotions – this could list different strategies for dealing with a range of emotions.
  • Discuss who could help them when they are feeling sad, worried or upset.
  • Split the children up in to groups to research some of the factors that can influence their mood- Exercise, Food, Stress, Sleep, Water intake, Hormones, Sunlight. Children have to create a presentation for the class or how to improve their mood using one of these factors.