Understanding change – YoungMinds & Beano

This lesson introduces children aged 3 to 11 to the concept of stress and how to cope with it.


The lesson will help children:

  • understand the feelings associated with experiencing change
  • identify ways to cope with the feelings associated with change
  • consider who can help support them


Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • children aged 3 to 11
  • use with whole classes

There are two packs available for learners in the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 in Wales, the First and Second Level in Scotland, and KS1 & 2 in England.

This resource includes a lesson plan, PowerPoint for delivering the lesson and an extension worksheet encouraging children to map out a situation involving change and how they may deal with it.


Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Mental wellbeing

Pupils should know:

• that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations

Wales – Health and Wellbeing

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

Scotland - Health and Wellbeing

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

• I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss.

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