Tracking my feelings

This simple emotion and activity tracker is designed to help individual children to identify trigger points and positivity in their day-to-day life.

Tracking My Feelings

When a child is feeling heightened emotions, they may sometimes find it difficult to identify specific causes. They may also struggle to employ coping strategies that work well for them.

The child can work with an adult to complete this tracker throughout a day at school, naming and scaling their feelings and attributing them to events in the day that may have increased either positive or negative emotions.

Regular review with an adult will help to identify points of the day that led to positive or negative emotions and can help pinpoint why this was the case. The results can then be used to plan further opportunities for positive moments, identify triggers to avoid, and build a bank of coping strategies for the child.

 

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children aged 5 to 11

School staff may want to make additional notes to the tracker to add details and attribute reasoning to any incidences. If children are able to articulate reasons, they could support here also. There is a weekly summary box to review how the week went with the child and to identity any patterns.

An example has been complete for guidance, along with a blank version, in order to be adapted to suit the situation for each child.

 

Curriculum links

England - RHSE

Personal Understanding and Health

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

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

• their management of a range of feelings and emotions and the feelings and emotions of others (KS2)

Northern Ireland - Personal Development and Mutual Understanding

Personal Understanding and Health

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

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

• their management of a range of feelings and emotions and the feelings and emotions of others (KS2)

Scotland - Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

• I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.

• I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave, and I am learning ways of managing them.

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

Statement 2 - How we process and respond to our experiences affects our mental health and emotional well-being.

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