LKS2 Emotional Regulation: The Mission of Mindfulness

LKS2 Emotional Regulation: The Mission of Mindfulness

WOW Lesson

Join PSHE expert, Louise Jackson, as she shares a LKS2 lesson exploring the concept of emotional intelligence, and the importance of mental health, as well as trying some well-known mindfulness techniques to aid with emotional regulation. You may wish to separate the learning activities to meet the needs of your timetable and learners, split point suggestions have been highlighted.

Key Stage 2

Year 3, Year 4

  • PSHE
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • H15. Pupils learn that mental health, just like physical health, is part of daily life; the importance of taking care of mental health
  • H16. Pupils learn about strategies and behaviours that support mental health — including how good quality sleep, physical exercise/time outdoors, being involved in community groups, doing things for others, clubs, and activities, hobbies and spending time with family and friends can support mental health and wellbeing
  • H17. Pupils learn to recognise that feelings can change over time and range in intensity
  • H18. Pupils learn about everyday things that affect feelings and the importance of expressing feelings
  • H19. Pupils learn a varied vocabulary to use when talking about feelings; about how to express feelings in different ways;
  • H20. Pupils learn strategies to respond to feelings, including intense or conflicting feelings; how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations
  • H21. Pupils learn to recognise warning signs about mental health and wellbeing and how to seek support for themselves and others
  • H22. Pupils learn to recognise that anyone can experience mental ill health; that most difficulties can be resolved with help and support; and that it is important to discuss feelings with a trusted adult
  • H4. Pupils learn how to recognise that habits can have both positive and negative effects on a healthy lifestyle
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