Classroom activities and resources Primary

Classroom activities and resources Primary

The same but different

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This assembly plan and lesson resources were created as part of the Mentally Healthy Schools World Mental Health Day 2020 resources, but can be used any time for work on diversity and difference. There are lesson plans for three different primary age groups.

Class DoJo animations and lessons

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You will really like these! Class DoJo have partnered with Yale, Stanford, and Harvard universities to create some really useful primary videos, discussion guides, and activities where students will:

• Manage powerful emotions through mindfulness

• Tackle self-talk and positive thinking

• Learn how to take on big challenges

• Explore moods and attitudes

• Discover the power of growth mindset

Find them at

https://ideas.classdojo.com/

You just need to create an account first if you haven't got one.

Calm-down choice cards and cam-down plan for primary pupils

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Devised by teachingwithmrso  (thank you!) , these are useful cards to cut out and laminate. Based on self-regulation theory, they are designed to help children identify an activity they can do to help calm themselves. By choosing a card themselves, they take responsibility for their own feelings and develop self-efficacy – the belief they can exercise control over their lives and learning

Also here is a nice template for a calm-dwn plan.

 

 

Moving on and making new friends KS2

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This NSPCC resource empowers children to handle the challenges associated with moving from Year 6 into secondary school. There are two lessons . The first is about the transition.

The second explores the nature of friendships, the benefits and opportunities that new ones bring, and the positive, safe and healthy ways to manage them.

Moving home KS2 lesson

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This lesson for key stage 2 uses story books and character narratives to explore young people's experiences of moving home. It deals with change and times in people’s lives that can feel exciting but that can also be unsettling. It can also be used to think about welcoming newcomers.

Moving on to secondary school and making new friends

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We loved these Young Minds 'Find your feet' transition resources. They include films of young people discussing  moving on and  some great 'How to make friends hacks' with Beano . Find them here   

Moving on to secondary school and making new friends

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We loved these Young Minds 'Find your feet' transition resources. They include films of young people discussing  moving on and  some great 'How to make friends hacks' with Beano . Find them here   

Check out this collection of resilience resources

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There is

- a nice activity for any age group on what can keep us going when things are tough

- a ‘3 good things’ primary and secondary activity on positive thinking

- a nice ’balancing act’ activity and ‘find your balance ‘ image , also focused on staying positive

- a printable worksheet, best used in small groups or 1-1 settings. Pupils must finish the sentences ‘I am, I can, I have’, to help them talk about positive features in themselves

- a secondary lesson about resilience, with film clips and emoticon counters for a snakes and ladders game

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