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Roll it, read it Phonics games phases 2-5 tricky words
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Roll it, read it Phonics games phases 2-5 tricky words

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Each player has a different set of coloured counters. Each person throws the die and chooses a word from that column. They read the word and cover it with their counter. At the end of the game the person who has the most of their coloured counter on the board is the winner.
Friendship and Social Skills KS1 Intervention
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Friendship and Social Skills KS1 Intervention

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A six week intervention suitable for any member of support staff to deliver. The lessons have been written in detail for ease of delivery. This is a general intervention which addresses emotions, social skills, relaxation and self-esteem. Aimed at KS1 but could be also be used in Year 3 or 4 Learning objectives: Lesson 1 I can co-operate and be part of a group Lesson 2 I can tell you what it means to be caring and can think of some ways to be caring towards others Lesson 3 I can talk to my friends and find out some things that we have in common Lesson 4 I can understand what personal space is Lesson 5 I can understand what it means to hurt someone’s feelings and how to make them feel better Lesson 6 I can tell you what being a good friend means to me Included in the pack: Planning booklet (6 lessons) Warm-up games for circle-time booklet (57 circle-time games) Relaxation and calming down strategies booklet (20 relaxation exercises) Emotion wheels (7 emotions plus ‘something else’ for the child to think of some other emotion not included in the wheel) Assessment wheels Circle-time rules Certificates Teacher assessment Emotions vocabulary (emotion words in alphabetical order) Good choice/Bad choice flash cards Personal space cards (18 cards with scenarios around personal space) Sophie gets upset story Heart template Friendship scenario cards (18 cards with friendship scenarios) You will also need some sticking plasters, and some paper chain links
Mental Health - Anxiety and Worries Group intervention, PSHE
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Mental Health - Anxiety and Worries Group intervention, PSHE

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The intervention Who is if for? This Anxiety and Worries Group intervention is for a group of up to six children and is led by a teaching assistant. The focus age range would be 7 to 11, although older pupils would probably benefit from this intervention. Children who worry a lot would be a good focus group for this intervention. It runs for approximately 40-60 minutes, weekly for six weeks. What does it cover? This Anxiety and Worries Group intervention covers emotions, relaxation, calming down techniques and learning objectives around anxiety and worries. Children will learn about emotions during each session and will also learn relaxation and calming techniques through the ‘relaxation time’. This knowledge and these skills will help them to become more emotionally literate. The warm-up games teach a variety of skills such as co-operation, team work, taking turns, communication skills, friendship, self-esteem and confidence. The coming together of a group fosters a sense of belonging and therefore raises self-esteem. Every opportunity should be taken to promote belonging and friendship. Relaxation exercises will help children to manage their anxiety and these are visited each session. Information on Anxieties and worries It is important to mention that anxiety is such a big problem and affects people in different ways and at different things. Sometimes there appears to be no reason for the anxiety. This intervention is about giving children the knowledge to help themselves and to gain a little understanding about what anxiety is. It is NOT about fixing children’s problems but about supporting them through their problems. Anxiety work needs to be done by professionals who have training in counselling or psychology. An ELSA or TA can offer knowledge and support and it is important that this line is not crossed and boundaries are clear. By giving children the self-awareness, knowledge and some relaxation skills you are empowering them to help themselves cope. If you are ever worried about a child then please do refer them on to professional services so they can get the help they need. What’s included in the pack? A planning booklet with 6 session plans. Circle time rules Warm up games for circle-time Assessments Emotion wheels Emotion wordmat Certificates Five Star Breathing poster NEEDS to know Poster Emotion cards NEEDS to know cards Anxiety physical symptoms cards Where in your body worksheet Anxiety cards Coping strategies poster Worry tree Thought bubbles (ants) Changing those thoughts worksheet Zap anxiety poster My Five a day plan ELSA/Teaching Assistant notes
Alien board game (nonsense words Phase 3)
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Alien board game (nonsense words Phase 3)

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These game cover most of the Phase 3 sounds. The maths just wouldn't work out to make all the sounds. All you need is a die and some counters (2 colours, each person has a different colour). Take in turns to throw the die, read the corresponding sound and then find a word with that sound. Read the word and then cover with your counter. If all the words are gone then you miss a turn. At the end of the game the person with the most counters on their board wins. Perfect for phonics screening practice.
Interact game (Non-verbal communication skills)
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Interact game (Non-verbal communication skills)

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Interact is a game about communication. It is aimed at non-verbal communication skills. The game will teach children about gestures (some by touch), expressions, eye contact and voice (expressions, pitch and volume). It does not cover space and personal space although that could be addressed by the person leading the game. The game could be played on a one to one basis or a group basis. My suggestion is no more than four children. The game consists of: Say it cards Expressions cards Eye contact cards Gesture cards A game board Bingo type boards You will also need counters and a die to play. How to play Choose the person to go first by each throwing the die and the highest number thrown goes first. Go clockwise from that person. The first person throws the die and moves their counter that number of spaces. They will land on either ‘say it’ ‘gestures’ ‘eye contact’ or ‘expressions’. They must pick that card and do what is on the card. They may need help with the gestures as you may need to model to them what it means but they will soon begin to learn them. When they have done this they get a counter to put on their bingo board. The first person to fill their bingo board is the winner. If someone has reached the finish star but still hasn’t filled in their bingo board then they must start again.
Positive Self-talk for anxiety and worries (Mental Health)
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Positive Self-talk for anxiety and worries (Mental Health)

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Positive self-talk display pack for anxiety Help children to change their thoughts when they feel anxious by displaying these thought bubbles in your classroom or area. Print the banner as a poster in Adobe, you can choose how many sheets to print it over using the settings. What is included? How to change ‘Self-talk’ list 17 thought bubble suggestions Positive ‘self-talk’ list Positive ‘self-talk’ worksheet ‘When I feel anxious I can say’ banner
Emotions Eyfs - Emotional literacy/emotional intelligence pack, PSHE
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Emotions Eyfs - Emotional literacy/emotional intelligence pack, PSHE

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Emotions early years – Teaching children about emotions is the most fundamental thing you can do to ensure children become emotionally literate and will help them with that all important emotional regulation. This ‘EMOTIONS’ resource will help to do just that. The main part of the resource is a powerpoint show where you can introduce each emotion. This gives lots of opportunity to work on one emotion at a time and promotes lots of discussion. This resource is aimed at early years but there are children that you may feel would benefit from this in KS1. Children are learning to: Recognise the emotion Understand what it means Label the emotion Express the emotion This resource consists of: A powerpoint show with 20 emotions and an emotional register A PDF of the show 20 ‘girl’ emotion sheets in black and white for colouring 20 ‘boy’ emotion sheets in black and white for colouring 20 ‘girl’ emotion fans 20 ‘boy’ emotion fans
Confidence Cookies
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Confidence Cookies

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Stick the label onto a container or box. Pop the cookies into the container and invite children to pick a cookie and answer the question. This resource will help raise children's self-esteem. Could be used whole class, groups or individually.
Friendship and Social Skills Lower KS2 Intervention
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Friendship and Social Skills Lower KS2 Intervention

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A six week intervention suitable for any member of support staff to deliver. The lessons have been written in detail for ease of delivery. This is a general intervention which addresses emotions, social skills, relaxation and self-esteem. Learning objectives: Lesson 1 I can co-operate and be part of a group Lesson 2 I know how to give and receive a compliment Lesson 3 I can understand the difference between a fact and an opinion Lesson 4 I can discuss in a group what friendship means to me Lesson 5 I can solve a conflict peacefully Lesson 6 I can understand what it means to be a good sport Included in the pack: Planning booklet (6 lessons) Warm-up games for circle-time booklet (57 circle-time games) Relaxation and calming down strategies booklet (20 relaxation exercises) Emotion wheels (7 emotions plus ‘something else’ for the child to think of some other emotion not included in the wheel) Assessment wheels Circle-time rules Certificates Teacher assessment Emotions vocabulary (emotion words in alphabetical order) Speech bubbles Good choice/Bad choice flash cards Fact or opinion sheets What is friendship (reduce the word) Traffic lights Conflict bookmarks Sportsmanship cards (18 cards with scenarios around being a good sport)
Emotions work cards - Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Literacy
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Emotions work cards - Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Literacy

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These emotion work cards will help children to learn more about their emotions. They will help them learn new vocabulary and to really use and think about their emotions. Learning about emotions is incredibly important for all children and this resource is perfect for that. This is a set of 30 cards, 2 on each page. Each card has a task to do related to emotion cards. A set of emotion cards has been included with this resource but the cards which match this resource is available in my TES store. The cards can be printed on A4 or A3 and laminated. Children can use dry wipe pens to write or draw. You can then photocopy what they have done to keep it or you can just print them as worksheets.
Emotions display pack - Emotional Intelligence/literacy
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Emotions display pack - Emotional Intelligence/literacy

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222 Emotion word cards and 4 banners make up this resource. Fantastic for display or for working with children with social and emotional problems. Use the cards: Find an emotion word you don’t know the meaning of and find out! Pick a positive emotion and use it in a sentence. Pick a negative emotion and use it in a sentence. Think about your day and pick out all the emotions you have felt in that day. Make a collage of angry words. Make a collage of happy words. Make a collage of scared words. Start a feelings diary and pick out your main feeling for that day. Write it down and explain why you felt that way. Pick a card and draw the facial expression. Pick a card and draw a picture of a time when you felt like that. Pick a card and find all the synonyms of that word. Pick a card and draw a comic strip of what happened when you felt like that, use speech bubbles and thinking bubbles to show what you were thinking or saying. There are so many things you can do with these cards
ELSA SUPPORT What are they thinking? - Inference, PSHE, Social and Emotional learning
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ELSA SUPPORT What are they thinking? - Inference, PSHE, Social and Emotional learning

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this ‘What are they thinking?’ resource has 72 cards with a character or characters and a thinking bubble. The idea is that the child must come up with something that the character is thinking. Look at where the thinking bubble is pointing for those pictures with several characters. You can of course ask what they think the other characters are thinking, feeling or why they are behaving in that way. There is a whole range of emotions, body language, positive and negative behaviour cards included. This is a great inference tool for children to look carefully at what is happening in the picture or to look carefully at the facial expression or body language. Great for speech and language activities as well as social and emotional. Children will learn how to really look at something and analyse what they can see. They will learn to infer what is happening. This will help them with reading different situations in their everyday life and of course for reading comprehension activities. This is a ‘talking’ activity rather than a writing one but you could print the cards bigger, on A3 rather than A4, laminate them and they could be used with a dry wipe pen. They could be used for one to one working, small groups or circle-time. This is also a great ice-breaker resource to help warm up the child before working with them.
My anger workbook
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My anger workbook

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‘My anger workbook’ is a selection of activities to work on one to one with a child. It can be printed off and worked on a little at a time or you can print off what you think the child needs. The worksheets could also be used as a group or class activity. There are 23 pages in total. It includes diary pages for tracking a child’s anger.
Emotional Literacy and Social Skills crafts Volume 1
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Emotional Literacy and Social Skills crafts Volume 1

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Children relax when they are working on a craft and to be honest I do not know of a child who does not enjoy crafts especially when it is with someone who is interested in them and interested in what they say. They will open up to you and talk freely whilst enjoying themselves. These activities are also perfect for an ELSA or Teaching assistant who has to do a one off session with a child or who has to work reactively to a situation. When children succeed in an activity then their self efficacy increases. They begin to believe in themselves. Along with your encouragement and praise they will begin to have a ‘can do’ attitude. It takes time but if anyone ever says to you that what you are doing is just ‘crafting and having fun’ WHAT are they learning? You can tell them. The resource includes: Card crafts (20 activities) Templates (13 templates or resources) Front cover, contents sheet