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

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 […]

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.

Emotion Category: Frightened, Scared, Worried – 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 & […]

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 […]

Emotion Category: Sad, Upset, Disappointed – 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 & […]