Difficult feelings

These classroom activities & lesson plans, which directly link to the PD&MU curriculum, teach Year 4 children about managing difficult feelings.

Difficult Feelings

As you work through this resource in the classroom, children will:

  • understand their own and others’ feelings and emotions and how their actions affect others
  • begin to recognise, name and manage their own feelings and emotions and that they are a natural, important and healthy part of a human being
  • begin to recognise and manage the effects of strong feelings such as anger, sadness or loss.

The resource is made up of four different classroom activities, which are linked to four different emotions – feeling jealous, feeling excluded, feeling resentful, and feeling surprised.

This resource forms part of a wider unit of work around PD&MU. You can find additional resources for Year 4 here.

 

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • Children aged 7 to 8
  • Use with whole classes

This resource is also available in Irish Gaelic here.

 

Curriculum links

Northern Ireland – Personal Development & Mutual Understanding

Personal Understanding & Health

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• their own and others’ feelings and emotions and how their actions affect others; (KS1)

• strategies and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe. (KS1)

Mutual Understanding in the Local and Wider Community

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• responsibility and respect, honesty and fairness; (KS1)

• constructive approaches to conflict; (KS1)

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