New primary resources for getting on with others

We absolutely love these free resources from the Tower Hamlets Oracy Hub, as they combine our passions for oracy and social and emotional learning. The lessons help children learn to talk effectively together in groups, at the same time as developing empathy and emotional awareness. There are lesson plans for each of KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2, with pictures, links to videos, discussion prompts and sentence starters.

The KS1 lessons include work on friendships, loneliness and self-identity.

Lower KS2 includes work on emotions based on Inside Out visuals, and the famous Blob picture.

Upper KS2 is about empathy, kindness and diversity/difference.

Find them at


We’ve uploaded  at

  • an assembly plan and slides about kindness which was created as part of the Mentally Healthy Schools World Mental Health Day 2020 resources but can be used any time. It is accompanied by a set of slides. 
  • a Kindness Bingo sheet for children to complete over a set period
  •  a FABULOUS free poster from Jenny Mosley of circle-time fame. It gives children 50 different ideas for showing kindness. Read Jenny’s blog about kindness here and a case study of one school’s amazing work on kindness (check out the paper chains activity) here


We’ve also uploaded an assembly plan and lesson resources from Mentally Healthy Schools, for work on diversity and difference. There are lesson plans for three different primary age groups.


Finally, for EYFS and KS1, we recommend these picture books by Tom Percival:

Meesha makes friends, a book about the joys and difficulties of making and keeping friends, relating to others, and finding your place in the world.

Ravi’s Roar, a clever and engaging picture book about temper tantrums, dealing with emotions and learning to express and understand your feelings. It’s read aloud here


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