Symbols in Practice in Early Learning Settings

This article provides a range of examples showing how symbols added to the nursery environment and incorporated into activity planning can increase opportunities for children to learn and practice emotional language and develop emotional undersatnding. Browse the photos in the first slideshow to see the variety of possibilities. Planning for Seasonal Discussions In the context of […]

Early Learning Training Series

This 3-part Training Series runs termly and is delivered by Claire Murray, programme creator, with input from Early Years Practitioners sharing exemplary practice.Session 1: EMOTION WORKS FOUNDATIONS – recording at the bottom of this pageSession 2: LANGUAGE & TALKINGSession 3: STORIES & SONGS Training Outcomes By the end of this training series, attendees will…Have a […]

Foundation Language Reference & Planning Grid

Foundation Language: What to Teach & How Guidance

A school blog example showcasing a Pupil Film making project

Feelings & Emotions Classroom Poster (Nursery / ELC)

Feelings & Emotions Foundation Language Check in

Greenburn School Emotion Story Boxes

This set of Emotion Works Story Boxes have been developed by staff at Greenburn School, South Lanarkshire to help their pupils with identifying and naming their emotions and also to manage and regulate them too. Along with other specialist settings who use the Emotion Works programme with pupils with Learning Disabilities, Greenburn staff are drawing […]

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 […]