Welcome to our

Weekly
Programme

In this section we provide a specially designed 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
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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

We will provide suggestions for assessment or you can use your own methods.

Moving forward, 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.

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