Welcome to our

Weekly TEACHING
Programme

In this section we provide a specially designed Emotion Works roll-out across the Primary School to coincide with the transition back to school for pupils in Scotland.

A week-by-week summary schedule for the Recovery Programme 2021 can be viewed here.

The open boxes below summarise your starting point for applying the 3Rs during the Recovery period, and also summarise some assessment and evaluation methods you may like to carry out before you begin the 10 week cog teaching programme. Click on the down arrows in the coloured strips below to see an on overview for each ‘week’.

Don’t forget we’re here to help and support as you work through the teaching programme…

  • There are comment boxes on each of the website pages for your questions and feedback
  • Our members only Emotion Works Practitioners facebook page is an excellent forum for connecting with others also using Emotion Works during this time – but please answer the membership questions to gain access otherwise we will have to decline your request
  • Our twitter page @emotionworksCIC will also likely be busy with recovery programme news and tweets over the coming months. If you tweet about the programme please tag us as @emotionworksCIC and using the #EWrecovery21 hashtag

In this section we share a range of resources and practice ideas that will help you put the 3Rs training into practice while settling pupils back to school following Lockdown and throughout the Summer Term.

In August 2020, when we first ran the Recovery Programme, we provided lots of relationship building material / ‘Getting to Know You’ resources and activities because it was the beginning of a new school year and pupils were meeting teachers and staff for the first time.

In Spring/Summer 2021, in the majority if classrooms the goal will be re-connecting with pupils you already know and running with a 3Rs plan. However, we have left the Getting to Know You material on the page to use if helpful, especially for teachers new in post and meeting children for the first time.

Themes include
  • Reconnecting – Likes and Dislikes, People & Relationships
  • Lockdown Memories
  • Regulation Zones/ Areas /Plans
  • Getting to Know You (for pupils & teachers meeting each other for the first time)
 
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For Pupils: Baseline & Follow-up Tools: ‘Quick’ assessment / ‘Timed’ assessments – for classes, larger or smaller groups, or individuals

For Teachers and Staff: Assessing staff confidence & competencies as a result of using the EW programme.

School Evaluation Tool: For applying trauma principles and practices.

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This week we will help you to introduce Emotion Works to your pupils using a simpler version of the Emotion Works Component Model which contains the first 5, rather than all 7 emotion cogs.

Themes include
  • Cogs and Gears
  • Setting up an Emotion Works classroom or central area
  • Lockdown memories (news article)
 
Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.
 
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This week we will share a stimulus idea of an Emotional Corona-Coaster to help generate lots of emotion words that capture the emotional ups and downs of life during lockdown.

From this starting point we’ll provide further possibilities for learning activities at different levels but also encourage you to develop your own lesson ideas based on information shared by pupils.

Themes include
  • Rollercoasters
  • Lockdown memories (personal reflection)
  • Word level literacy work
 
Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.
 
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For this Emotion Works roll out programme we are going to go with looking at the green ‘Behaviour’ cog next, although there is no fixed order for introducing the first 5 cogs so you are welcome to switch between the weeks if you prefer.

Themes include
  • Rollercoasters contd.
  • Joe Wicks with a green cog twist
  • Expressive Arts: Drama & Art
  • Lockdown memories (popular culture, personal reflection)

Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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This week will focus on thinking and talking about the body sensations we notice when we feel different emotions.

Themes include
  • My Body / The Senses
  • Mindfulness and Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Lockdown memories (personal reflection)
  • Joe Wicks with a red cog twist

Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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This week will see us start to be explicit about making links between the cog concepts, alongside a focus on emotion triggers.

Themes include
  • Lockdown memories (news articles, popular culture, social media, personal stories etc.)
  • My Body / The Senses
  • Mindfulness and Progressive muscle relaxation

Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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Building on any regulation strategy practices carried out to date, this week will focus on identifying a range of different regulation strategies as ‘blue cog learning’ and to identify personal preferences.

Themes include
  • Lockdown memories (news articles, popular culture, social media, personal stories etc.)
  • Uncomfortable emotions
  • Mindfulness and Progressive muscle relaxation
 

Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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In week seven we’ll revisit the 5-part cog model. From this point forward the 5-part model can be used as an everyday reference tool to scaffold discussions about emotions in work tasks and everyday events and experiences.

Themes include
  • Planning an Emotion Works showcase or celebration event
  • Outdoor learning with the Emotion Works cogs (Competition News)
 

Activities and resources are provided for Early, First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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Week eight will see lower primary / Early level learners continue with consolidation and extension tasks using the first five cogs and the 5-part model across a range of curriculum areas.

Middle & Upper Primary or those working at First & Second level or above will be introduced to the ‘Intensity’ Cog and the 6-part Model.

Themes include
  • Maths links – number, measure
  • Rating Scale Designs
 

Activities and resources are provided for First and Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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Week 9 for lower primary / Early level learners – continue with consolidation and extension tasks using the first five cogs and the 5-part model across a range of curriculum areas.

Middle primary / First level learners – work on consolidation and extension tasks using the first six cogs and the 6-part Model across a range of curriculum areas.

Upper Primary or those working at First & Second level or above will be introduced to the ‘Influencing Factors’ Cog and the 7-part Model.

Themes include
  • Positive and Negative Influences
  • The Influence of Coronavirus on our Emotions
 

Activities and resources are provided for Second level pupils, with some extra ideas shared for people using the programme for the second time.

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Congratulations on completing the Emotion Works Recovery Programme and, if applicable, your first roll-out of Emotion Works across your school!

Moving forward, depending on the level of cog model reached by each class, the 5-part, 6-part or 7-part model should be used as an everyday classroom reference tool to scaffold discussions about emotions in work tasks and everyday events and experiences. Further consolidation and extension activities should also be planned on an ongoing basis to fully embed the approach across your school.

Emotion Works has been designed as a ‘Spiral Curriculum’, so it’s the intention that the different cogs will be revisited and covered again at increasingly sophisticated levels and in different ways. We recommend and provide ideas for exploring different emotional themes and topics alongside other curriculum areas throughout the Primary School years and beyond. Our next step-by-step programme roll-out will be #EWliteracy beginning in August 2021, followed by #EWcreativity available from February 2022. Meanwhile, our main website and full membership packages provide extra resources, training and practice ideas to help you link Emotion Works teaching in with your own plans and preferences.

To track progress as you go, you could revisit our assessment and evaluation page and tools or use your own methods.

As we approach the end of the programme we will be sharing news and ideas for practice sharing celebrations and showcase events across the community. For inspiration, please feel free to browse our Competition Gallery to see the fantastic examples of work shared by schools who took part in #EWrecovery 2020.

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Recovery Programme

Competition Gallery

During our run of the recovery programme, we held a competition.

Well done to everyone who took part in our first ever #CogLearning Competition.

Our competition galleries provide an opportunity to celebrate and share all that has been achieved across the #EWcommunity since the return to school after lockdown.

Please enjoy browsing our single-task and large project competition galleries. We love that so many schools shared a compilation of the work that has been happening in classes or across the whole school during the Recovery programme.