Firmly supported by a wealth of research linking children’s mental and physical health to emotional well being, this new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5–8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasizes the development of empathy, tolerance, resilience, and motivation as well as an emotional vocabulary. The text helps teachers introduce students to a variety of techniques for managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings in a variety of situations. Solution-focused strategies are woven into: Worksheet tasks Self-reflection activitiesTake-home assignmentsPacked with teacher-friendly sessions, this book fulfills the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda and also complements the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).
Warm up Activity
This game requires a reasonably large space and a number of mats and it's probably best to make use of the hall or playground space. Pupils are asked to run around this space avoiding the mats which will have been placed evenly around the room by the facilitator prior to the start of the session. The area around the mats represents the sea and the mats are the areas of dry land. When the teacher shouts ‘SHARKS’ the pupils must find themselves a space on the mat by the time the facilitator has counted to five. The pupils who are left in the water after this are eaten up by the sharks, i.e. they are out of the game.