Spread a little kindness secondary assembly

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This is a nice secondary assembly (guide and slides) to get students thinking about kindness. There are lots of links to good videos and news stories. With thanks to Place2Be.

Another bumper resource collection for Getting on/Learning to be together

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Here you will find:

Some classroom ideas for building a sense of community

Lessons in empathy: a nice primary lesson idea about welcoming a newcomer

Space Tortoise- a book to use for primary work on welcoming strangers

The Suitcase - A lovely picture book about kindness to strangers

A great primary/early secondary assembly Stop bullying with a tube of tooothpaste

How 'Buddy Benches' are making playtime less lonely

The school playground can be a lonely place for a child if they haven't got anyone to play with. But buddy benches help pupils make friends and – as described in this case study – as part of wider work on social and emotional learning.

New picture book ideas for Getting On and Falling Out

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For Getting on and Falling out we’ve a new picture book list covering friendship, anger and seeing things from different perspectives .

Do you work in Reception or Key Stage 1?

If so we think you will like these 24 new, free social and emotional learning lesson plans. The resource is called ‘A Mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum’ It gives you lots of new ideas for work on SEAL themes, from understanding emotions to welcoming newcomers (New Beginnings), to being a good friend and resolving conflict(Getting On and Falling Out) to handling worries and other strong feelings (Good to be Me).

New resource compendiums

For the SEAL Community website we have uploaded ideas on how families can use One Page Profiles to help teachers get to know their new class, plus some great tutor group ideas for building belonging and resilience.

Find them at

New film clips

Here’s a great 37-second film for primary schools to use for work on friendship, and diversity. (Log into face book first)

It shows seven-year old Anu returning to St Alphege infant and nursery in Solihull wearing her new hot pink prosthetic sports blade. The other children gather around, hug her and run around the playground with her. It’s a great example of how friends treat one another.

All-new resource compendium for your 2017 work on Getting On and Falling Out/Learning to be Together

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Here we have a lesson for upper KS2 and secondary pupils about migration and understanding what it feels to be different, based on a moving poem.For secondary students there is a Power-Point and linked worksheet and lesson plan on the theme of friendship, from ezzy sunlight (thank you!) , and a very useful suite of resources on kindness and friendship in relation to the use of social media, plus some peer pressure scenarios for role play and discussion.

Working together, empathy and friendship 2016 secondary resource compendium

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First, we think you will like Crabs versus ants versus penguins - a fun film about the power of working in a group

For empathy, we love the What is empathy lesson, uploaded below, which helps children understand what empathy means. It includes a brilliant short You Tube film, New Boy, based on a story by Roddy Boyle. Beware though – ne of the children at one point uses the word f—cking so you might need to do some clever editing.

Massive 2016 Getting on and falling out primary resource compendium

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Here we have first some new planning additions to the members’ resources area of the website. We have some Y4 medium term SEAL planning from Jo Taylor, and from Fred Daynes (thank you Fred) PowerPoints of the Y4 and 5 Getting on lessons from the national resources.

For work on friendship, for the Foundation Stage we have a PowerPoint about how to be a SuperFriend, and a set of Reception/KS1 cards for children to fill in after the class have read Tony Ross’ I want a friend (uploaded by Angela Scrivens – thank you!)

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