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PSE - Dealing with angry feelings

What the lesson is about

This "Resolving conflict" collection helps pupils to learn vital skills they will need throughout their lives, such as dealing with angry feelings and having strategies in place to make up after arguments.

How to use it

Bullying can often be a concern among older primary pupils, and there is a collection of lesson plans for key stage 2 (P4-7), exploring children's understanding of what bullying is and examining the role of the bystander (from nikkiwatson). It includes printable label cards for types of bullying.

For reception children, cfention has uploaded a five-week lesson plan looking at "getting on and falling out", which includes ideas for circle time. There is also a play to use in an assembly on how to make up with friends, supplied by tonimarie797. This asks pupils to remember the TRUST acronym: Thinking about what has gone wrong; Respecting other people; Understanding other people's points of view; Saying sorry and Talking together.

There are a number of resources looking at how pupils might deal with their own anger. AliciaValane has supplied a PowerPoint for key stage 1 (P1-3) pupils that looks at what anger is and things children can do to calm down.

Rooneys has uploaded a resource that examines what happens to our bodies when we get angry. Pupils can tick the worksheet when they feel the physical symptoms listed.

For younger children, there is a story called "Calmy Snail", which describes routes pupils can take if they feel angry (georgetimlin). There are also "girl" and "boy" versions of this story, which teachers can personalise.

Where to find it

www.tes.co.ukresolving-conflict.

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