High School Transition and Emotion Works

P7 teachers – don’t forget to make use of your 7-cog poster to help unpack your pupil’s feelings about high school.In the example shown in the slideshow below, the teacher started out by using the Pop Art imagery of Roy Lichtenstein with characters displaying worried looks to encourage pupils to speculate on what was making […]

Roald Dhal Literacy Examples

Here we share a collection of practice ideas and examples from our own work and our practitioner community that use Roald Dhal novels as a stimulus for Emotion Works and Literacy lessons.If you have more to add, please get in touch with us at practice@emotionworks.org.uk

Symbol Story Board Development for Foundation Vocabulary Development

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 […]

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 […]

Cog Sheet Carousel

A follow up activity for after a 7-cog model introduction: Prepare a set of single cog sheets from the digital resource library or use a set of cog shaped cards or your component cards from the starter pack. Alternatively you could use 7 sheets of plain coloured or white paper with a coloured cog title at […]

To a Moose Literacy Stimulus – EW & IDL Planner

The stimulus for this Upper Primary / Second Level / 7-part model Literacy /EW mini-topic is the ‘To a Mouse’ poem by Robbie Burns.There are lots of written versions plus audio and video recitals of the poem to be found online, along with translations to help you familiarise yourself with the poem to support your discussions with […]

Feeling Better TV series – Mini Topic Lower Primary

The selected stimulus for this mini-topic is the BBC Teach Series ‘Feeling Better’ which can be accessed via the following link:Open the BBC website page in a new window Lower Primary Teaching Plan This plan makes use of 4 episodes from the series (Happy, Sad, Angry & Worried) to develop emotional vocabulary and consolidate prior learning […]

Emotion Category: Angry, Annoyed & Frustrated – stimulus and activity ideas for cog model conversations

Block 3 of the Literacy Programme for P1-7 classes is a nice opportunity to consolidate learning about the emotion cogs and model you’ve introduced by looking at different categories of emotions at a time. Here’s a reminder of the number of cogs and level of model you will be using at each stage.   P1 & […]

Bonfire & Fireworks Night resources for 5, 6 and 7-part Model work

Here’s a selection of firework and bonfire themed activities for different stages, including an art, craft and writing task, and also a song lyric practice example shared by Lynsey McDonald & P6 pupils from Pathhead Primary School in Fife. Download the 10 page/slide resource here Song Lyric ‘Coggle Comprehension’ for Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ song.

The Angry Song by Fischy Music

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 EW foundation words […]