Download our winner/loser symbols to get your pupils started with this 5- or 6-part story board task that can be used to reflect on a personal experience of winning or losing.
Older pupils who are familiar and confident with the first 5 or 6 cogs and concepts could use the 5 or 6-part storyboard to plan an emotional story on winning and/or losing. Sports Day, and either winning or losing, could be used as the trigger (yellow cog). Children could be given a simple emotion word (orange cog) for winning or losing (excited or upset) and encouraged to expand this word into a more complex emotion (elated or devastated) using either the word bank or a thesaurus. Some body sensations (red-pink cog) and behaviours (green cog) will be similar because of the physical activity but pupils should also record the body sensations and behaviours associated with the emotions of winning and losing. Regulation strategies (blue cog) could need extra adult guidance if they are to be used effectively in real life.
This lesson could be taught before Sports Day to give some regulation strategies for the day, or could be taught afterwards, using the raw/real emotions of the day.