Blue Cog Christmas Regulation Sheets to take home

Book of the week – 1 cog focus at a time

We really like this idea from Treetop Family Nurture Centre in Fife who identified a series of books over a period of weeks to use as a book of the week. Their clever ‘coggle vision’ planning meant that the books they shared each week were chosen because they contained a lot of words relating to a […]

Nursery or Nurture Room Wall Display for developing emotion vocabulary

This interactive Feelings and Emotions wall display was developed from a proposal we shared with the EYs team at Towerbank Nursery in Edinburgh.The upper half of the display shows photographs of different ages of people showing different emotions,  displayed with a corresponding emotion word.  These photos were found by using an internet photo search, but commercially […]

Nice and Not Nice emotion symbols

The ‘in-the-moment-labelling’ approach in practice

During puppet play, this ASN teacher builds on her pupil’s emerging knowledge of the emotion words happy and sad using the ‘in-the-moment’ labelling approach using a symbol keyring of emotion words. By labelling the emotions happy or sad using a spoken word and a symbol while the child is actually experiencing an emotion himself or […]

Creating a Class Cog Book

As well as an individual workbook, such as 1-cog-at-a-time, collaborative working on a page per cog in a class book can help to reinforce learning about each cog concept Develop an Emotion Works Cog Book Here are some example pages from an Emotion Works book where information was summarised on each page by a P7 […]

Feel good triggers

Pulled through from the Recovery Programme yellow cog teaching page, this 2-part slideshow and activity ideas can help you discuss the practices of gratitude and mindfulness as ‘feel good triggers’ and positive mental health strategies. All levels Feel good triggers Lockdown wasn’t easy, and there was lots about it that was a challenge. But it […]

Emotion Word Spotting using the ‘In my Heart’ book

from the Recovery Programme Competition Gallery Carleton Primary School, Glenrothes “Our Primary 2s at Carleton primary school have been looking at emotions through different texts including ‘In my Heart by Jo Witek’. They have really enjoyed using the cognifying glasses to help them identify the emotion words.”We always love seeing cognifying glasses being used to […]

7-cog Model and 7 cogs slideshow & poster resource

‘Timed’ Assessments for Cog Understanding