In KS1, we continually discuss our emotions. It is part of our emotional intelligence to be aware of what we and others are feeling. It is also key that we know strategies for dealing with strong emotions. Mindfulness, breathing, talking and counting are all strategies that we can use to prevent us from negatively reacting to a strong emotion. How do you cope with a strong emotion? Have you discussed this with your child?
An important message that we re-emphasise with the children is that it’s ok to feel the way that you do. You may feel like it for an hour, a day, a week, a month or even a year but feelings do change. You won’t feel the same forever. We know that healthy children are in a better position to learn and being healthy includes our physical, social, emotional and psychological selves. We are in the business of supporting healthy life long learners. How are you feeling today?