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I have a passion for Emotional literacy and create resources to support teachers, teaching assistants, learning mentors and ELSAs
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 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
ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills Lower Ks2 Intervention, EMOTIONS,
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ELSA SUPPORT - Friendship and Social Skills Lower Ks2 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 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)
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.
ELSA Support Early Years Anger Management Intervention
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ELSA Support Early Years Anger Management Intervention

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This intervention is written for a group of four children and is led by an ELSA or teaching assistant. It covers emotions and basic anger management. It runs for approximately 40 minutes. There is a big emphasis on children being reflective learners; a booklet is enclosed for them to reflect on what they have learnt. This is a simple tick sheet and space for drawing or writing if they are able. A pre and post assessment is filled in by the class teacher at the beginning and end of the intervention. It is good practice for someone else who knows the child well to moderate the assessment. Perhaps their previous teacher/ELSA/ Teaching assistant. The assessment is enclosed with this pack. It is a good idea to keep a book, like a learning journey to stick the children’s work in, take photographs and make comments. This is a brilliant way of sharing with parents and teachers things that the children are doing with you. The resources are included in this 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’. I have also included ideas for provision in the classroom so that the learning can continue and also other children may benefit. I would suggest that this area is supervised as much as possible.
Christmas activities for emotional literacy
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Christmas activities for emotional literacy

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The crafts are very simple. It is the process that is important. 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. Also can be used for whole class activities at Christmas time. 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 (17 templates or resources) Front cover, contents sheet
Sign post for reading area or library
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Sign post for reading area or library

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Make a signpost for your reading area or for your library. Print out the post and make it as big as you like by either printing A3 or A4 and piecing the bits together. Print out as many signs as you like. There are 21 different ones to choose from.
Thoughts, Feelings and Actions resource pack
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Thoughts, Feelings and Actions resource pack

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This resource will help children understand the basics of CBT. Our thoughts affect our feelings, our feelings affect our behaviour or actions and those behaviours or actions reinforce our thoughts. Included in the pack: A poster to display as a reminder A 24 page workbook Flash cards of thoughts. feelings and actions Credit card sized cards to take way from sessions as a reminder
ELSA SUPPORT -CBT Thoughts, Feelings, Actions - RESILIENCE, ANXIETY, MENTAL HEALTH, EMOTIONS
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ELSA SUPPORT -CBT Thoughts, Feelings, Actions - RESILIENCE, ANXIETY, MENTAL HEALTH, EMOTIONS

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This resource explores lots of different emotions to allow children to see the connection their thoughts have with their feelings, physical sensations and actions. When you think happy thoughts it makes you feel better both physically and mentally and your actions are more positive as opposed to when you think worrying thoughts or angry thoughts. This resource, through exploration of these thoughts and feelings will give you a base to help children change their thoughts and see how that makes them feeling and act differently. There are 40 sheets altogether covering 20 emotions. Girl clipart and boy clipart is used so you can choose which to use with the child you are working with.
ELSA SUPPORT - Phone a Friend - Friendship, Social Skills, Self-esteem, PSHE
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ELSA SUPPORT - Phone a Friend - Friendship, Social Skills, Self-esteem, PSHE

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Children are encouraged to phone a friend and think about the positive characteristics of what makes a good friend with this resource. Children can ‘phone or text’ a friend and tell them what they like and appreciate about them. This could be an actual friend or an imaginary friend. This resource has two different colours of phones and also blank phones so the children could decorate if they wish. There is also a set of statements which could be cut out and stuck onto the screen of the phones. There are also some blanks left for the children to write their own messages. The statements fit the small phones. The large phones can be laminated or used as a worksheet. Children can hand write their text message to their friend on these.
Christmas pack to support social and emotional learning
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Christmas pack to support social and emotional learning

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A huge variety of worksheets that can be used on the run up to Christmas. 31 sheets in total including: Santa emotion faces Snowman emotion faces My family tree Wants or needs My friendship wreath Christmas phrases Listening skills Thinking skills Light a candle for someone special
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)
Growth Mindset Planning and Resources
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Growth Mindset Planning and Resources

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This growth mindset intervention can be run as a whole class, or group. The lessons will take 40 mins to an hour and are suitable for children from about 7 years old. Learning Objectives: M – I understand how making MISTAKES can help me learn. I – I understand how seeing success can INSPIRE me. N – I understand the importance of the words ‘NOT YET‘. D – I understand what it means to be DETERMINED. S – I can celebrate SUCCESS and understand how that makes me feel. E – I understand that EVERYONE is different but that EVERYONE has the potential to succeed. T – I know how important it is to THINK positively and have a ‘can do’ attitude to learning. Included in the pack: 7 lessons, each corresponding to a letter from ‘MINDSET’. ‘A mistake that made my brain sparkle and grow’ worksheet. ‘Who inspires you? Who is your hero?’ worksheet. ‘My Goal’ worksheet ‘Questionnaire’ and ‘Bookmarks’. ‘What have you been successful at?’ worksheet. 2 different puzzle pieces Everyone is different poster Display heading Rubbish bin/Treasure chest Positive/negative cards for sorting Mindset certificate 7 Posters 'Mindset'