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

Parkhill Primary School Display

Here’s a great idea for a whole school Emotion Works display with each class contributing their own class work within a large cog shaped piece of paper. Well done to the staff and pupils at Parkhill Primary School in Fife, and many thanks to HT Susan Harper for sharing the photos and this account about […]

Getting to Know You Activities and the ‘Connect’ Resource

A perfect set of resources for the start of a new session when you’re getting to know a new class or group. The toolset and guidance booklet will also be a helpful source of information and ideas for nurture practitioners and others working with pupils in more targeted ways towards developing positive relationships. Connect Relationship […]

Practitioner Input – Rachel Aylott, HWB lead Dunblane Primary School

From Cogglebox to the Cog Jog!Rachel Aylott, Principal Teacher (HWB) shares the cog-tastic journey taken by staff, pupils and parents at Dunblane Primary School, Stirling using the #EWrecovery programme throughout the 2020-21 session.Click through the slideshow, or watch the 40 minute video to see and hear Rachel sharing the story in her presentation at our […]

Emotion Works at Newmains Primary School

by Marnie Hamilton, Principal Teacher and Emotion Works School Lead Teachers at Newmains Primary School have been using Emotion Works for three years and cannot now imagine not using it! We love that it helps teachers and support staff get to know pupils at the start of a new term and enhances lesson engagement throughout […]

In Your Heart – A vocabulary planning example across all Emotion Works levels

In this article we demonstrate how the Vocabulary Planning Tool can be useful for informing ‘Word Works’ vocabulary teaching across the different levels of the Emotion Works programme. First of all, here’s a planning tool completed for the Story Book ‘In my Heart – a book of feelings’ by Jo Witek. This one is very […]

Your Roll-out: with the help of a Primary age Pupil, Fischy Music, and Mr Jelly!

Bankton Primary whole school roll-out – Coggle-tastic Cascaders!

Pupil Feedback Sheet – How I feel about Emotion Works

Your Roll-out: With the help of the Inside Out characters