This Launchpad is for Primary School Teachers & Practitioners to support you through your Emotion Works training and teaching journey.
The content has been organised into four sections to link in with our Primary School Award programme as follows:
Before you start, take a look at this example of Emotion Works in practice at Dunblane Primary School, Stirling
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In this first section of the Primary Launchpad you’ll be introduced to the Emotion Works Primary Level resources and curriculum.
The training & teaching material covered relates to our Primary School BRONZE Award.
Note: The modules in this section have been designed for you to work through in your own time. However, if you’d rather watch an inservice recording with Claire presenting an overview of the Introductory content, you can watch a recording here
Get prepared for your Cog Curriculum Training & Teaching experience by gathering, sorting, downloading and printing all the resources you’ll need in advance.
Familiarise yourself with the Emotion Works Primary Programme with our Cog Model training video, key guidance documents and training activities.
Put your Cog Model training into practice using our slideshows and activity ideas for introducing Emotion Works to your pupils at Lower, Middle and Upper primary level.
Well done! You’ve completed the Training and Teaching content allocated to our Primary School BRONZE Award. Your School Leads for Emotion Works can apply for your award when all Class Teachers have reached this point.
Welcome to Section 2 of the Primary Launchpad where we guide you through a cog by cog roll out of the Emotion Works Programme.
Becoming familiar and confident with the Cog Module training & teaching material will help towards meeting the teaching criteria in our Primary School SILVER Award.
Note: The modules in this section have been designed for you to work through in your own time. However, if you’d rather watch an inservice recording with Claire presenting an overview of the Cog Module content, you can watch a recording here
Once familiar with the idea of a 1-cog-at-a-time roll out, take some time to schedule how long you’ll spend taking a closer look at each cog.
Co-ordinating a roll-out as a whole school has lots of benefits and possibilities including assembly introductions, shared presentations of class work, contributing to central displays of work or classroom tours.
As you plan your cog by cog teaching programme, make use of the display examples in the cog teaching pages to help you plan an area in your classroom for cog focused prompts and displays of work.
Don’t forget about your communal spaces too such as your assembly hall, school library, playground or corridors.
The first cog module focuses on the words used in language to name emotions. Guidance is provided for expanding emotion vocabulary throughout the programme.
In this module teachers are supported to help children consider all the different ways emotions can be expressed using verbal and non-verbal behaviours.
This module provides guidance on helping children bring to mind and talk about the different body sensations associated with different emotions.
Learn how to teach about the concept of an Emotion Trigger to help children identify the things that happen to cause or ‘trigger’ emotional reactions and responses.
This module will support you to teach about the concept of emotion regulation including strategies for feeling better when experiencing unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions.
How do children come to understand and articulate Emotion Intensity? Find out what’s involved in quantifying and expressing how strong an emotion feels.
This final cog module covers information on when and how to teach pupils about the wide range of influencing factors that can shape emotional reactions and responses.
Well done! You’ve completed the Training and Teaching content allocated to our Primary School SILVER Award. Your School Leads for Emotion Works can apply for your Silver award when all Class Teachers have reached this point.
Section 3 of the Primary Launchpad helps you take your next steps with teaching the Cog Curriculum and provides the teaching content required for achieving our Primary School GOLD Award.
To revisit and reinforce Cog Model and Single Cog Learning, take a look through the ‘More Activities’ sections of our Cog Teaching Modules. Use the coloured links below to link back to the Teaching Pages, select the stage you’re working with and scroll through the Introductory Activities. At the bottom of each page you can open the Consolidation & Extension sections containing information and links to further sources of cog model and single cog teaching material in the EW Library, Recovery Programme content and the Emotion Works Literacy Padlets.
To become more confident in using Emotion Works alongside your Literacy teaching, choose between our ‘1-emotion-at-a-time’ roll-out with ready-planned literacy content, or plan your own Emotion Works lessons and activities linked to stories, film clips or other literacy stimuli using our Literacy Planning Tools and examples.
Training Recordings, Planning Tools, Practice Articles & Examples using the first 5 Cogs
Training Recordings, Planning Tools, Practice Articles & Examples using 6 Cogs
Training Recordings, Planning Tools, Practice Articles & Examples with all 7 Cogs
This introductory module will help you set the scene for a 1-emotion-at-a-time approach sorting emotions into different categories with learners at different levels.
In this module we provide resources & practice ideas to help you explore joy & happiness with differentiated vocabulary and stimulus suggestions for different levels.
The focus of this module is on the concept of sadness with resources & practice ideas to stretch vocabulary and use stimuli relevant to the stage of your learners.
The resources & practice ideas in this module will help you take a closer look at the concept of fear using stimulus suggestions appropriate to different ages and stages.
The focus of this module is on the concept of anger with resources & practice ideas to stimulate discussion and learning across different levels.
In this module we provide resources & practice ideas to help you explore the calm & relaxed category of emotions via a range of teaching stimuli.
Well done! You’ve completed the Training and Teaching content allocated to our Primary School GOLD Award. Your School Leads for Emotion Works can apply for your Gold award when all Class Teachers have reached this point.
By now you will hopefully be feeling much more ‘Cog confident’ about planning and delivering Emotion Works lessons of your own.
To help you become even more independent and versatile with your Emotion Works planning and teaching, this last section of the Primary Launchpad encourages you to look at the breadth of the curriculum with your Coggles on.
Take some time to look at the different areas of the Curriculum through a coggle lens while considering the themes and topics coming up for your class or school this session.
Are there any areas of learning & teaching that overlap with your Emotion Works goals & outcomes particularly well?
Do you have a Wider Curriculum practice example to share with the EW Community?
Looking for inspiration from teachers & schools across the EW Community?
Take a look at the following areas in the EW Library and Archives:
Well done! You’ve completed the Training and Teaching content allocated to our Primary School PLATINUM Award. Your School Leads for Emotion Works can apply for your Platinum award when all Class Teachers have reached this point.
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