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 […]

A school blog example showcasing a Pupil Film making project

Anxiety Resource for Mental Health Awareness Week

Information Sharing with Parents & Families

 A collection of resources from the EW Library and schools from the EW Community to help with sharing information about Emotion Works with parents and families. Emotion Works Parent Slideshow Our own slideshow that we created for schools to show on-screen at a parent information session about Emotion Works.A handout / flyer of the slides […]

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

Halloween Discussion Activity with Slides

2 Halloween-themed slides for a seasonal Emotion Works discussions Link to open the PDF here and show on-screen using ‘view full screen’.

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 […]

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 […]