New Beginnings/Learning to be together primary and secondary lessons and assemblies

New Beginnings/Learning to be together primary and secondary lessons and assemblies

Secondary back to school resources

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From Place2Be we have a series of assembly and lesson resources focusing on community recovery and helping you to bring your school back together. The resources are split into four themes (self-efficacy, hope, gratitude and connectedness), with each drawing upon some of the factors that underpin emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Then there is a  five-step exercise on identity and belonging helps secondary students appreciate differences—in themselves and in their peers. It was developed by Shana White- thank you, Shana

New Year lesson plans

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This toolkit from Mentally Healthy Schools has primary activities, lesson plans and assembly plans to help children to think about who they are as a person, recognise what they are good at, identify positive things about themselves, learn from their experiences and set goals.

One 20-30 minute activity helps encourage staff and pupils to think about their aspirations for the year ahead, especially in relation to mental health and wellbeing.

Name the feeling EYFS and KS1

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Here's a nice cartoon film to help teach about feelings, and a reallly good picture book with lesson ideas

We're all wonders resource pack for work on valuing differences

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A pack of teaching resources to support work on the book by R.J. Palacio - Wonder, adapted for younger readers as We’re All Wonders. Recently turned into a film starring Julia Roberts, it tells the story of a boy called Auggie with a facial abnormality who struggles to make friends. The simpler version confine itself to how people stare at him and say unkind things behind his back, and how that makes him feel. In the more complex original, his parents have to shield him from this by educating him at home, but now he is about to start school and dreading it.

Resource: 

A Mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum

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 This is an excelllent resource of 24 lesson plans for Reception and KS1.  The resource 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).

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