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

Theme 6: Relationships

This theme is the second of two focusing specifically on feelings. It explores feelings within the context of our important relationships including family and friends. The theme aims to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in three key social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings and empathy.

In addition, there is a focus throughout the theme on helping children understand the feelings associated with an experience that we all need to cope with at some time: that of loss – whether of a favourite possession, a friend, a family home or a loved one.

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Red lonely, sad, loved, cared for, happy, belonging, left out, friendly, fair, unfair Feelings detective

Feelings identikit

Sunflower presentation

The sunflower

Puppet show script

Fair and unfair situations

That's not fair

Blue jealous, proud, cared for, lonely, included Feelings detective

Feelings fans

Feeling, thoughts, behaviour

Emotional barometer

Working together self-review checklists

Feelings identikit

Photo of Wils


How would I feel?

Granny had to go

Wils or Pilgrim

Wils or Pilgrim challenge

Feeling lonely challenge

Yellow guilty

Problem solving

Feelings detective

Pamper cards

Feelings, thoughts, behaviour

Emotional barometer

Working together self-review checklists

Jack's choice

Important people in my life


Three pictures

Guilty Taking responsibility


Lynford challenge

My gerbil

Green embarrassed

Feelings detective

Peaceful problem solving

Emotional barometer

Feelings, thoughts, behaviour

Working together self-review checklists



Pick me up don't put me down

You can't judge a book by its cover


Just trying to help challenge


Forgiveness challenge


Wils or Pilgrim

What are the worst things that could happen?


Game squares

Layout sheet

Feeling lonely star cards

My special person sheet

Sentence completion cards

Feelings star cards

Happy and proud record cards

Zotty's story