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Primary SEAL – Introduction

Excellence and Enjoyment: social and emotional aspects of learning

The Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) resource provides a framework for explicitly promoting social, emotional and behavioural skills, with built-in progression for each year group within a school.

The resource is designed to facilitate a systematic and spiral approach to learning. It should be seen as a stimulus or starting point, rather than a finished product.

It is hoped that it will provide structured support to the creativity and initiative of schools who use the materials.

The materials include:

Seven sets of thematic materials that each have:

  • an assembly and overview
  • a Red set booklet – for the Foundation Stage
  • a Blue set booklet – for Years 1 and 2
  • a Yellow set booklet – for Years 3 and 4
  • a Green set booklet – for Years 5 and 6.

In addition there are booklets that contain materials for all seven themes:

  • Purple set booklets – activities for exploring the theme in the staffroom
  • Gold set booklets – family activities
  • Silver set booklets – small-group activities (Years 1 and 2).