This intervention is written for a group of four pupils and is led by an ELSA or teaching assistant. It covers emotions, relaxation and lessons around worries. It runs for approximately 40 minutes. This intervention is aimed at 5 to 7 year olds.
This intervention follows this structure
Welcome and emotional register– welcome the pupils to the group, go over the circle time rules and talk about how they feel today.
Activity – this is where the pupils work on the learning objective.
Relaxation/Mindfulness – pupils are more ready to go back to class if they are relaxed and calm. This also teaches them valuable coping/relaxation skills.
Review of the session – pupils talk about their learning experience.
There are lots of resources in this pack and LOTS of visuals to help children to understand.
Lesson 1 – I can tell you what a worried face looks like
Lesson 2 – I can understand how worries can make my body feel uncomfortable
Lesson 3 – I can tell you if my worry is a BIG or a SMALL worry
Lesson 4 – I can understand how my thoughts can make me feel uncomfortable
Lesson 5 – I know some ways to calm myself down
Lesson 6 – I can park my worries and make a plan