Welcome to our

Weekly
Programme

In this section we provide a specially designed trauma informed programme for Emotion Works roll-out across the Primary School to coincide with the transition back to school for pupils in Scotland.

A week-by-week schedule can be viewed here.

While presented as a 10 ‘week’ programme, the resources & activity ideas can be worked through at a pace to suit your pupils and school. Click on the coloured strips below to see an on overview for each ‘week’.

If you’re new to Emotion Works you may prefer to spread the programme out over a longer period of time, while schools who have been using Emotion Works for a while might progress through on a week by week basis.

Certainly we recommend a settling in and relationship building period before making a start on the core content of the programme.

Don’t forget we’re here to help and support as you work through the teaching programme…

  • There are comment boxes on each of the website pages for your questions and feedback
  • Our members only Emotion Works Practitioners facebook page is an excellent forum for connecting with others also using Emotion Works during this time – but please answer the membership questions to gain access otherwise we won’t be able to process your request
  • Our twitter page @emotionworksCIC will also likely be busy with recovery programme news and tweets over the coming months. If you tweet about the programme please tag us as @emotionworksCIC and using the #EWrecovery hashtag

Spend as much time as it takes before you start the teaching programme with a focus on building positive relationships with new pupils and reconnecting with those you already know.

A good relationship is an important foundation for successful learning & teaching, and for emotional learning it’s particularly important. The ‘Getting to Know You’ profile, resources and activities in this section will help with this process.

Themes include
  • Likes & Dislikes
  • People & Relationships
  • Lockdown memories
 
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This week we will help you to introduce Emotion Works to your pupils using a simpler version of the Emotion Works Component Model which contains the first 5, rather than all 7 emotion cogs.

Themes include
  • Cogs and Gears
  • Cause & effect relationships (eg domino topples, Newton’s cradle)
  • Lockdown memories (news article)
 
Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.
 
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This week we will share a stimulus idea of an Emotional Corona-Coaster to help generate lots of emotion words that capture the emotional ups and downs of life during lockdown.

From this starting point we’ll provide further possibilities for learning activities at different levels but also encourage you to develop your own lesson ideas based on information shared by pupils.

Themes include
  • Rollercoasters
  • Lockdown memories (personal reflection)
  • Word level literacy work
 
Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.
 
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For this Emotion Works roll out programme we are going to go with looking at the green ‘Behaviour’ cog next, although there is no fixed order for introducing the first 5 cogs so you are welcome to switch between the weeks if you prefer.

Themes include
  • Rollercoasters contd.
  • Joe Wicks with a green cog twist
  • Expressive Arts: Drama & Art
  • Lockdown memories (popular culture, personal reflection)

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

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This week will focus on thinking and talking about the body sensations we notice when we feel different emotions.

Themes include
  • My Body / The Senses
  • Mindfulness and Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Lockdown memories (personal reflection)
  • Joe Wicks with a red cog twist

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

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This week will see us start to be explicit about making links between the cog concepts, alongside a focus on emotion triggers.

Themes include
  • Lockdown memories (news articles, popular culture, social media, personal stories etc.)
  • My Body / The Senses
  • Mindfulness and Progressive muscle relaxation

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

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Building on any regulation strategy practices carried out to date, this week will focus on identifying a range of different regulation strategies as ‘blue cog learning’ and to identify personal preferences.

Themes include
  • Lockdown memories (news articles, popular culture, social media, personal stories etc.)
  • Uncomfortable emotions
  • Mindfulness and Progressive muscle relaxation
 

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

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In week seven we’ll revisit the 5-part cog model. From this point forward the 5-part model can be used as an everyday reference tool to scaffold discussions about emotions in work tasks and everyday events and experiences.

Themes include
  • to be confirmed
 

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

COMING SOON

Week eight will see lower primary / Early level learners continue with consolidation and extension tasks using the first five cogs and the 5-part model across a range of curriculum areas.

Middle & Upper Primary or those working at First & Second level or above will be introduced to the ‘Intensity’ Cog and the 6-part Model.

Themes include
  • Maths links – number, measure
  • other themes to be confirmed
 

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

COMING SOON

Week 9 for lower primary / Early level learners – continue with consolidation and extension tasks using the first five cogs and the 5-part model across a range of curriculum areas.

Middle primary / First level learners – work on consolidation and extension tasks using the first six cogs and the 6-part Model across a range of curriculum areas.

Upper Primary or those working at First & Second level or above will be introduced to the ‘Influencing Factors’ Cog and the 7-part Model.

Themes include
  • Literacy ‘back story’ / setting the scene
  • other themes to be confirmed
 

Differentiated resources and learning activities will be provided for follow up and home based learning.

 

COMING SOON

By week 10 you will have completed your roll-out of the Emotion Works recovery programme.

Depending on the level of cog model reached, the 5-part, 6-part or 7-part model should be used as an everyday classroom reference tool to scaffold discussions about emotions in work tasks and everyday events and experiences.

Consolidation and extension activities should be ongoing to fully embed the approach across your school.

As we approach the end of the programme we will be sharing news and ideas for practice sharing celebrations and showcase events across the community.

COMING SOON

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMOTION WORKS RECOVERY PROGRAMME, RESOURCES AND MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Please keep in mind that by using any membership services, hard copy or digital resources from Emotion Works you agree:
  • to use the resources and services to support the roll-out of Emotion Works’ educational programme for emotional learning and literacy.
  • to always acknowledge Emotion Works as the source of hard copy and digital materials.
  • to acknowledge that intellectual property rights of the Recovery Programme and all resources and services belong to Emotion Works and will remain our property at all times.
  • not to reproduce, make alterations to, or modifications of the whole or any part of the hard copy and digital materials.
 
About your membership

All of our memberships are governed by our User License Agreement. Link to https://www.emotionworks.org.uk/user-license-agreement/ Depending on the type of membership you purchased, you will have a single user or a multi-user license. 

If you have an individual license, you understand and agree to use any of the content of Emotion Works Programme for your private and personal purposes only. 

If you are a school or organisation and have a group membership/multi-user license, you understand and agree to only use the content of the Emotion Works Programme for the number of concurrent users agreed between you and us.

Please note that we take the copying of any part of our resources and the sharing of access to our membership services very seriously given that we invest heavily in our programme and team to produce the highest quality resources and services.

If we suspect you are circumventing or bypassing, or attempting to circumvent or bypass, our Copyright, User License Agreement and/or our Terms and Conditions, we have the right to cancel your subscription and remove your membership privileges at any time and at our discretion.

You should know that…

Emotion Works services and resources have been designed to support children and young people in educational contexts to develop emotional understanding and competence through learning and interactive activities with adults who know them well. 

The premise is that such learning and interactive experiences contribute to positive emotional development and wellbeing based on current thinking and research in the field of child development. The Emotion Works programme is therefore focused around emotional learning and literacy outcomes – it is not intended to offer a therapeutic intervention and Emotion Works makes no claims in this respect. This statement forms part of our Terms & Conditions where further information is available make this a link to… https://www.emotionworks.org.uk/terms-conditions/  

The Emotion Works Recovery Programme content is particularly focused on promoting a relational and trauma-informed approach to settling children back in to school following the Covid19 lockdown period. This involves establishing a sense of safety and positive regard for pupils and providing opportunities to talk and learn about emotions in ways that support re-engagement and well-being.

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