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I have a passion for Emotional literacy and create resources to support teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors and ELSAs

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I have a passion for Emotional literacy and create resources to support teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors and ELSAs
Transition Lapbook Template pack
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Transition Lapbook Template pack

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Transition to another school or class – My idea for this is that this can be built with a child, combining lessons and creativity and craft. Each component can be a lesson or part of a lesson. It is something for the child to take away at the end of your sessions. You could easily fill 4 to 6 lessons with what is in this lapbook. There are two versions, one in black and white so the child can colour the lettering etc and one in colour where they can just cut and stick. There are two alternative back covers which you can choose to add to the lapbook. One is a game about ‘Changes’ and the other is a weekly feelings diary. Of course you could add one of those to the back cover and just use the other separately. This resource could be a fantastic end of term project for a Year 6 teacher. The children will love all the little pockets and will be making something to be proud of. Included in the transition lapbook is: Name – child writes their name in a colourful way – they could write in bubble writing or decorate it anyway they wish. Picture– either take a photo of the child to stick here or ask them to draw themselves. Front cover title – Moving on My new school or new class worries – What sort of things are they worried about? Use the little monster writing sheets for children to write down their worries to put in the little pocket. Discuss these at each session and help to reassure the child about the changes that will happen when they move class or school. Questions about my new school or class – This is a perfect opportunity to answer all those questions about the new school or class. My autograph and message book – Let them collect autographs and messages from friends to take on with them to the next school or class. My goals and targets – This is a little layered book. The child has to come up with a target for the rest of the term, a target for the summer holidays and a target for the new school or class. All about me tag book – Lots of questions to answer in this little tag book. Treasure chest – Includes concertina books with some prompts but also includes a blank so you can ask different questions. The treasure box could contain anything that the child wants to keep safe. They could pop some little photos in there too. A letter to my future self – What do they hope for in the future? How can they see themselves when they are in the next class or in their new school. What will they be doing? What will they have achieved? Will they have new friends? A letter could also be written telling their future self of what they are doing now, any of their concerns or worries etc. Friends – The child can write their friend’s name and finish the image to look like their friend. All their friends can fit into the little pocket. Changes game (back cover) Feelings diary (alternative back cover)
Friendship Intervention for social skills
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Friendship Intervention for social skills

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This pack is suitable for WHOLE CLASS as well as group work. If there are teachers out there who have children who just don’t get along then try running this as an intervention during PSHE time. Each lesson will take approximately 40 minutes to an hour. Each lesson is based on a letter from the word FRIENDS It is perfect for an ELSA or teaching assistant who has to work with a group of children with friendship issues. Included in this pack: FRIENDS certificates (children colour in a letter after each lesson and take them away at the end of the intervention). 7 planning sessions which could be done over several weeks. 40 positive friendship cards The Key to deserving good friends worksheet Five posters looking at skills for empathy. Skills for empathy bookmarks for the children to take away A ‘Friend’ venn worksheet. Heart friends template How to apologise bookmark for the children to take away after the lesson. Lesson objectives: I can find things I have in common with someone else Children will explore interests with a person in the group or class and find common interests. I understand that I must respect my friend. Children will explore respectful and disrespectful behaviour towards others focusing on the playground. They will design a poster showing a respectful playground. I understand the importance of including people in games, play, conversation and outings. Children will play games to illustrate what it feels like to be included or not included. I understand the importance of empathy for being a good friend and for having a good friend. Children will learn five skills to help them develop empathy for others. I understand why I need friends and why my friends need me. Children will explore why they need friends. Why friends are important. I can tell you some of my qualities for being a good friend. Children will explore their positive qualities essential for friendship. I can understand how important it is to say sorry if I am wrong. Children will look at how to apologise in this lesson.
Emotions
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Emotions

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Resource from ELSA SUPPORT Print out the skin tone that you require. This resource has three different skin tones to suit all children. There are also 12 different sets of eyes and mouths and a set of emotions vocabulary flash cards. Laminate all the pieces and keep in a zipped bag for convenience. The aim of this resource is for children to begin to recognise facial expressions and talk about their feelings. It is excellent for children on the autistic spectrum. This resource is also very good for early years settings and can be put into an area of provision, allowing children to experiment and make different faces. Can they match the eyes to the mouth? Can they tell you what the expression is that they have made? Parents would also find this resource helpful for their preschool children. Questions you could ask – can you make me a ‘angry face’? What would ‘angry’ eyes look like? What would ‘sad’ eyes look like? Can you make me a ‘sad face’? Also use other vocabulary such as ‘miserable, frustrated, terrified, proud’. There are so many possibilities for working with this resource. The cards could be used as a matching pairs game. Lay out all the cards and ask a child to choose a mouth and eyes that match – name the emotion. Use the face (laminated) for drawing emotion faces. Put it alongside a mirror so children can make faces themselves. Use the angry eyes and mouth to discuss anger and how to recognise when they are becoming angry. What makes them angry? What could they do when they are angry? Pick an emotions flashcard(included with the pack) and make the appropriate face.
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.
ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills EYFS Intervention, EMOTIONS,
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ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills EYFS Intervention, EMOTIONS,

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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 can tell you what it means to be kind and helpful Lesson 3 I can follow instructions by listening carefully Lesson 4 I can understand that I make my own choices about my behaviour Lesson 5 I can understand what it means to hurt someone’s feelings Lesson 6 I can tell you when something isn’t fair and how to make it fair 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 (6 basic emotions) Assessment wheels Circle-time rules Certificates Teacher assessment Fair and unfair fans The Naughty Kitten story Max gets upset story Simon says cards Fair or unfair scenario cards Fair or unfair flash cards Kind and helpful worksheet Changing my behaviour worksheet Teaching assistant tips
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.
ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills Upper KS2 intervention (6 sessions) EMOTIONS, RESILIENCE
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ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills Upper KS2 intervention (6 sessions) EMOTIONS, RESILIENCE

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Learning objectives: Lesson 1 I can co-operate and be part of a group Lesson 2 I can tell you how I can make a difference with my friends Lesson 3 I understand that I can hurt people’s feelings Lesson 4 I know that I am unique and different and I am proud of who I am Lesson 5 I can understand how worries can build up Lesson 6 I can take part in a group discussion on bullying 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) Circle-time rules Certificates Teacher assessment Emotions vocabulary (emotion words in alphabetical order) Speech bubbles Starfish story Starfish worksheets Make a difference cards (27 scenarios about making a difference) Max and his hurt feelings story What is bullying (reduce the word)
Social Skills (taking turns) intervention
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Social Skills (taking turns) intervention

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Social Skills taking turns – This intervention is written for a group of four children and is led by an ELSA or teaching assistant. It covers emotions, relaxation and a basic course in taking turns. It runs for approximately 40 minutes. There is a big emphasis on children being reflective learners, and an assessment booklet is included. A pre and post assessment is filled in by the class teacher at the beginning and end of the intervention. The assessments we use are enclosed with this pack and are based on the ELSA network’s assessment. These assessments cover other areas of emotional literacy and social skills but are a good indicator of any other problems that the child may have. Often when a child takes part in this type of intervention other skills are developed too for example, emotional awareness, social skills, sharing, co-operating, teamwork and self-esteem to name a few. It is a good idea to keep a book, like a learning journey to stick the children’s work in. This is a brilliant way of sharing with parents and teachers things that the children are doing with you. All the resources are available within the pack. You will need a few extra resources such as straws, biscuits/buns, lego bricks, paper plates, a timer and board games. The relaxation exercises are linked to on the internet. Feelings fans and circle time rules are included in the pack. There are also flashcards for key vocabulary and learning objectives. The lessons are designed to include emotions, main activity and relaxation. The last session includes a ‘snack time’. Learning objective for the intervention are as follows: I know when something isn’t fair I understand what it means to take turns and when we need to take turns I know some fair ways of choosing who goes first in a game or activity I can tell you how I feel when I have to wait for my turn I know some strategies to use when waiting for my turn I can avoid conflict by playing fairly
Digital Stickers for praise or reward during Coronavirus outbreak
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Digital Stickers for praise or reward during Coronavirus outbreak

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These are just image files with a transparent background so you can basically use just like you would an image. The beauty of these is the transparent background so you can overlay them over basically anything. There are 11 image files in the pack. You can insert them into anything where you can insert a photo or graphic. You could add to some work you are marking for a child You could add as an attachment to a child you are emailing You could add to a photograph, there are lots of apps out there that you can do this with but will show you a simple way with PowerPoint. I think most people have that! You could add it to a little note you are sending to a child in word You could even make a sheet of real stickers if you want to by pasting into a word document and then printing on ‘sticker paper’. You can resize them from small to HUGE. The image quality is 300dpi so perfect for enlarging too.
Mental health week - Kindness to yourself
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Mental health week - Kindness to yourself

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This is a resource for Good Mental Health week which starts on the May 18 through to 24th May This is a 5 day challenge on being kind to yourself. This is suitable for anyone to do whether you are 5 years old or 15 years old.
Workbook on RESPECT
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Workbook on RESPECT

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Workbook on RESPECT 28 Page booklet looking at different areas of respect such as ‘Self respect’, ‘respecting others’ and ‘respecting the environment’
Gratitude Jar
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Gratitude Jar

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This gratitude jar will help children look for the positives in their lives. Gratitude according to Positive psychology is strongly linked to being happy. I have done lots of jar activities but think that gratitude is such an important one so deserves its own post. This resources has a jar with and without lines. It also has a long list of suggestions/prompts to encourage children to reflect on things they are grateful or thankful for. The jar without lines can be decorated with pictures, photographs and words. Make it colourful. It could also be used each day and the child adds just one thing for that day they are grateful or thankful for. Of course you could make an actual jar with a lovely label and ask the child to fill it each day with things they are grateful for.
Express yourself - Social and Emotional
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Express yourself - Social and Emotional

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Express yourself Art Doodling is a series of prompts for drawing. Children get so much from drawing. It is a way of self expression and self exploration. Children relax when drawing and are much more open to talking about their feelings. This booklet can be printed as A4 and stapled together or as A3 to give children more room for drawing. You could also just dip into the sheets and print the one you want to use. You could use the same sheet for the whole group or whole class of children. The booklet has purposely been created in black and white so as not to distract from the child’s drawings and of course to save printing costs. There are 40 activities in the booklet covering so many aspects of emotional literacy. I am sure children will get a lot out of the booklet and it will give you valuable information about their thoughts and feelings. It can also be used as a ready made lesson plan for one to one work or group work. Please ensure you use ADOBE to open PDFs because this will give you great options for printing.
Mindful Moments KS2/3/4 Positives Journal
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Mindful Moments KS2/3/4 Positives Journal

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This journal will address many areas of a pupils’ well-being. It is suitable for KS2 upwards and even useful for adults! The journal is a way for pupils to find the positives in their life and to discover mindfulness and relaxation. Here are some of the areas addressed: Positivity Emotions Self-esteem Focus Target setting Mindfulness Relaxation Thinking skills Affirmations Scaling emotions Worries Thoughts and feelings Emotion tracking Gratitude/thankfulness Kindness Creativity Reflecting Planning Included in the pack: One weeks worth of journal – each day has 2 pages of things to fill in Independent journal sheet should pupils want to continue Worry garage Positives Jar 2 emotion trackers – dream catcher and mosaic End of week assessment Bullet journal sheet for creating Weekly review 8 front covers to choose from Doodles, drawings and scribbles sheet How to use the journal with lots of ideas for using in ELSA Sessions with a pupil – would also be useful to teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors and counsellors.
HUGE PACK OF PHONICS RESOURCES
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HUGE PACK OF PHONICS RESOURCES

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I have literally bundled all my phonics resources together to give you a massive amount for your money. Perfect for the Phonics Screening. Enjoy! Kids learn best when having fun and these are tried and tested! Don't forget to check out my free phonics resources too!
My social skills workbook - How to be a friend
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My social skills workbook - How to be a friend

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This workbook can be used with children who are struggling with friendships. The whole file can be printed and put together as a booklet to work on a little at a time or you could just print off the worksheets you want to work on. Also good for group or class work as you can you print off what you want.
ELSA SUPPORT - Building Brick Rules, Rewards and jobs, SOCIAL SKILLS, AUTISM.
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ELSA SUPPORT - Building Brick Rules, Rewards and jobs, SOCIAL SKILLS, AUTISM.

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This resource would be very useful if you are setting up a building brick therapy group. To read more about running a therapy group then it is advisable to buy the book Lego® -based therapy. Children need to know their roles within the group, know the group rules and be rewarded for their participation and adhering to the rules. This download consists of: Certificates in A4 and A5 size Points chart for the whole group and for individual children Punch card behaviour/reward chart (could also be used to add stickers to) Rules poster and also individual rules to display Job badges Job description posters
ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills KS1 Intervention, EMOTIONS,
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ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills KS1 Intervention, EMOTIONS,

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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