The theme for this half term’s work on developing children’s social, emotional and behavioural skills will be ‘Changes’. We will be looking at change and the feelings it sometimes leads to, as well as how we can manage these and cope positively with changes in our lives. As part of the theme we will be looking at changes that have happened in the children’s lives. Please do let us know if there is anything you would like to discuss with the teacher before we undertake this work, for example, if there is a change that your child has found upsetting that we should be sensitive to.
Week 1: Can you recognise feelings of love and caring?
- I know the people who are important to me.
- I can tell when I feel cared for and when I love or care for someone.
- I can tell you the things that hurt my feelings.
- I can tell you when something is my fault and can take responsibility for my behaviour.
- I can think about what embarrasses me.
- I can learn something about me I didn’t know before.
Week 2: Do you know what your feelings are telling you?
- I can tell someone when I am feeling sad, angry or happy.
- I can tell you how it feels when things are unfair.
- I can tell you how I feel if I am missing someone or have lost someone or something
- I care about.
- I can tell you something that has made me jealous.
- I understand that being unkind and hurting someone doesn’t make me feel better.
- I can express feelings of guilt.
- I can tell you about a time that I felt embarrassed and what it felt like.
Week 3: Do you know how to manage your feelings when you feel hurt?
- I can think of ways to make me feel better when I feel hurt.
- I can make myself feel better without hurting others.
- I can share people I care about.
- I can talk about my feelings when I feel alone or when I have to share someone or something that is important to me.
- I can tell when I feel ashamed about something.
- I know when to tell someone about it.
- I know some things to do when I feel guilty.
- I know some things to do when I feel embarrassed thatwill not make things worse.
Week 4: Can you recognise how other people feel when they are upset?
- I can tell if someone is happy, sad or angry.
- I understand that if someone leaves me they might still love me.
- I understand that people have to make hard choices.
- I can understand how I might hurt others.
- I know how most people feel when they lose something or someone they love.
- I have helped someone who felt embarrassed.
- I know how to help other people to feel good about themselves.
- I understand that different people show their feelings in different ways.
Week 5: Can you help other people to feel better when they are upset?
- I can tell you how I can help to make someone who is important to me happy.
- I can tell you some ways to make amends if I have done something unkind.
- I can tell you how I feel about the important people or animals in my life.
- I can understand that we can remember people even if we no longer see them.
- I can recognise stereotyping.
- I can try to challenge stereotypes.
- I can tell you about the people who are important to me.
- I can think about when to forgive someone.
- I can forgive someone.
Week 6: Can you make good choices to help strengthen relationships?
- I can tell you what is fair and unfair.
- I know some ways I can make things fair.
- I know how to make a good choice.
- I can take responsibility for what I choose to do.
- I understand when moving away from a friendship might be the best thing to do.
- I can use a problem solving approach to sorting out an embarrassing situation
There are some really useful resources here if you would like to follow up on this learning at home Changes family activities