Suggested Experiences & Outcomes

Responsibility of All Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

  • I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them. HWB 4-01a
  • 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 4-02a
  • I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances. HWB 4-03a
  • I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 4-04a
  • I understand the importance of mental wellbeing and that this can be fostered and strengthened through personal coping skills and positive relationships. I know that it is not always possible to enjoy good mental health and that if this happens there is support available. HWB 4-06a
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 4-07a
  • I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support. HWB 4-08a

Responsibility of All Social Wellbeing

  • I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all. HWB 4-10a
  • I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 4-14a

Responsibility of All Physical Wellbeing

  • I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health. HWB 4-15a
  • I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 4-16a
  • I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 4-17a

Responsibility of All Health & Wellbeing

  • I continue to enjoy daily participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity and sport and can demonstrate my understanding that it can:
    • contribute to and promote my learning
    • develop my fitness and physical and mental wellbeing
    • develop my social skills, positive attitudes and values
    • make an important contribution to living a healthy lifestyle. HWB 4-25a
  • I can explain the role of sport in cultural heritage and have explored the opportunities available for me to participate in school sport and sporting events. I make use of participation and performance pathways that allow me to continue and extend my sporting experience in my place of learning and beyond. HWB 4-26a
  • I have investigated factors which can influence participation in physical activity and food choices, and the impact of activity on population health in the Scottish and wider contexts. I can use this information to discuss policies and inform my own health choices. HWB 4-28a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To learn to understand my emotions and those of others.
  • To develop my understanding of strategies to support wellbeing.
  • To investigate how I can look after my own, and others, wellbeing.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • I can explain and discuss the impact of feelings and emotions on my own and others behaviour.
  • I can discuss and demonstrate strategies I could use to make informed choices in stressful/challenging situations.
  • I can demonstrate how my physical wellbeing impacts my feelings and explain how these can affect my behaviour.

Suggested Learning Experiences

These suggested activities/tasks are for group work within a classroom. Please select activities/tasks that are most relevant to the needs of your learners and school community. Please use your professional judgement as to how best to deliver these types of activities/tasks/content with your learners and which other staff may also be able to provide support/differentiation to meet their needs.

  1. What do we know?
    What ways, such as growth mindset/resilience, have young people used to deal with challenging/new/different situations? (reflect on S1-3 topics) Ask learners to share what tips/techniques they have found helpful when studying – is this the same for some/most/all in the class? How have they found out about preparing for exams? What are their concerns about preparing for exams?
  2. What do we need to know?
    Some resources/links/activities that you could use to develop learners understanding:
    MNF StressLESS Module 3 – Stress: Break it Down (Activity & accompanying appendix)
    Stress – Break it Down (PNG)
    Stress – Break it Down Appendix (PNG)
    Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/exam-stress/  (looks at exam prep, anxiety, disappointing results)
    Exam prep – timetable https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/stress-buster-timetable-for-exam-time/
    Stress Buster Timetable (PDF)
    Butterfly of Balance activity https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/balance-activity-for-exam-time/
    Butterfly of Balance (PDF)
    SAMH https://www.samh.org.uk/documents/Testing_Times_-_online_version.pdf
    SAMH Testing Times (PDF)
    SAMH How to Cope With Student Life (PDF)
    Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/student-life/#.XablHW5FxPY
    SQA Be prepared https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/68191.html
    Before your exam (tips/advice) https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/41319.2543.html
    BBC Study Guide (tips/advice) http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/studyskills.shtml
  3. What’s happening here / locally? / What could we do next?
    Learners could discuss/explore/examine:
    What can/could we do in school to help us prepare for exams? How will these help us support our physical and mental wellbeing while we study? What can we do if we are worried about ourselves or someone else? What local support is there to help us with exam stress? Do parents/carers understand exam pressure – how can they help?  Learners could explore these questions and share finds with school/community.
    Exam pressure (blog) https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/exam-results-stress-advice-for-young-people/