Bonhill Primary School Journey to Gold Award

Browse a slideshow presentation by Sarah Riach, PT and Laura Rennie, CT from Bonhill Primary School, West Dunbartonshire, that documents their Journey to being the first school to achieve an Emotion Works Gold Award. Open the slideshow in a different window or browse in the viewer below. ALREADY A MEMBER? View the Routemap below to […]

Early Learning Bronze Award examples

While we develop a dedicated space to celebrate and share our Early Learning Setting awards, please browse the pdf viewer below, or download the file directly here: Early Learning Bronze Award examples  Is your setting ready to apply for an Emotion Works Early Learning  BRONZE award? VIEW PRACTITIONER CHECKLIST DOWNLOAD application PPT

Early Years Practice Sharing with Rosebank Primary School Nursery

A 2-part account covering 2 years of implementing the EW Foundations Programme in an ELC setting, with Claire Challinor Senior EYP and Ashley Kitson EYP from Rosebank Nursery. Watch Session 1 video (54 minutes) from April 2023    Timings 00:00 – Introduction by Claire Murray about her visit to the Rosebank setting and observations that will […]

The Angry Song by Fischy Music – Nursery / ELC example

In this practice example we make use of the symbol movie for ‘The Angry Song’ by Fischy Music and Sticky Kids as a literacy stimulus for exploring the emotion of anger with children in the Nursery & Lower Primary stage. Play Video To use with a nursery group Watch the video and identify any EW foundation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emotion Works Christmas Padlet

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 […]

Symbol Story Board Development for Foundation Language

This is a practice article written some time ago by one of our practice team and Early Years trainer Morag Dickie. We don’t have the full set of boards as a resource to share unfortunately, and the photo of them that we have isn’t the best quality – sorry, but hopefully you’ll find value in the […]

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