Learners should be encouraged to always be on the look out for new and exciting emotional vocabulary.
By creating a space within classrooms to engage with emotion words, pupils are able to regularly update and display new found vocabulary. The interactive wall space should have a number of simple tools, easily located in classrooms to record new words, such as dry-wipe pens/boards, post its and pens (pavement chalk if outside) blank cards, blank cog cut outs and Blu Tack. As new vocabulary arises throughout learning, whether it be through reading a class novel, during Newsround or while discussing a piece of art, children should be encouraged to record the words on the wall to be used in other areas of their learning.
In this example, pupils designed mood cards for their new and exciting words to display on their classroom wall. Each of the designs matched the mood for the emotion word on the card.