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Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL): Improving behaviour, improving learning

Theme 1: New beginnings

This theme focuses on developing children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in four key social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, self-awareness, social skills and motivation.

The theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within their community and to contribute to shaping a welcoming, safe and fair learning community for all. Throughout the theme, children explore feelings of happiness and excitement, sadness, anxiety and fearfulness, and learn shared models for ‘calming down’ and ‘problem solving’.

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Red happy, sad, scared, excited Feelings detective

Feelings fans

Feeling identikit

Ruby at nursery

The new boy

Blue happy, sad, scared, excited

Feelings detective

Problem solving

Ways to calm down

Emotional barometer

Class charter

New world challenge

Flag challenge Faisal

Yellow frightened, scared

Problem solving

Feelings detective

Ways to calm down

Emotional barometer

Class charter

Gifts and talents cards

Gifts and talents challenges

Sami's new beginning

Favourites wheel

Introducing rights and responsibilities

Welcome pack challenge

Poems about friendship

Green excited, worried, frightened, afraid, scared

Feelings detective

Problem solving

Ways to calm down

Emotional barometer

Class charter

Class guide challenge

Dream school challenge

A new beginning for Amy

 

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