This intervention is for a group of six girls and is led by an ELSA or teaching assistant. It covers emotions, relaxation, calming down techniques and learning objectives around assertiveness for girls. It runs for approximately 40-60 minutes, weekly for six weeks. Children will learn about emotions during each session and will also learn relaxation and calming techniques through the ‘relaxation time’. This knowledge and these skills will help them to become more emotionally literate. The warm-up games teach a variety of skills such as co-operation, team work, taking turns, communication skills, friendship, self-esteem and confidence. The coming together of a group fosters a sense of belonging and therefore raises self-esteem. Every opportunity should be taken to promote belonging and friendship.
The age range for this intervention would be approximately year 3 upwards and should be aimed at quiet, shy girls who lack confidence and self-esteem.
The pack contains the following:
- Planning booklet – six lessons
- Emotion wheels
- Circle time rules
- Assessment sheets
- Speech bubbles for pupil assessment
- Strength cards
- Problem cards
- Passive poster and passive comic strip worksheet
- Aggressive poster and aggressive comic strip worksheet
- Assertive posters (2)
- Emotions dictionary
You will also need some coloured card, large lolly sticks and some paper plates.
Learning objects are:
I know my inner strengths
I can understand what it means to be passive
I can understand what it means to be aggressive
I can understand what it means to be assertive
I can solve a problem assertively
I can tell you how I am going to use my new assertiveness skills
This pack is a downloadable resource and will be delivered to your email address on purchase ready for you to print. The price for this downloadable pack is £3.