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PSHE - Exploring Feelings- How to feel better when you are worried

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about feeling worried.

Ben is very worried that his cake won't taste/look good, so Radha and Breagha try to find ways to help him stop worrying.

This clip is from the series Feeling Better.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt worried and how it made them feel.

They could then have a go at the activities that Dr Radha, Ben and Breagha try with the 'Feelings Friends'.

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet as you dance, dance, dance along with the Trolls and be happy.

Exploring Feelings- Feeling happy

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out all about what it's like to feel happy.

They also also explain that we don't always feel happy and explore what to do if you are feeling unhappy.

This clip is from the series Feeling Better.

Teacher Notes

You could split your class up into smaller groups and get them to take it in turns to share what they like to do most when they are happy.

The rest of the group could then join them in doing the thing that makes them happy - e.g. cheering, laughing, jumping on the spot.

You could also ask them to think of things they could do to help their friends feel better when they are feeling unhappy.

Dr Radha is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about feeling sad and together they explore ways to help you feel happier.

This clip is from the series Feeling Better.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt sad and what other people did to make them feel happier.

You could then ask them to come up with things they could do when one of their friends feels sad to cheer them up.

When I'm Feeling Sad | by Trace Moroney - Read Aloud

When I'm Feeling Sad helps young children understand their emotions and sadness. Sadness is often avoided, but is actually a very important emotion.

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha to find out about what it's like to feel angry and what you can do to stop feeling angry.

This clip is from the series Feeling Better.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have been angry and how it made them feel.

They could then have a go at the activities that Dr Radha, Ben and Breagha try with the 'Feelings Friends' - e.g. banging a drum, stomping and the breathing exercise.

When I Feel Angry | Story Time Read Aloud! | 😤😡😬 | Shon's Stories

Read along with me! When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Spelman.

Dr Radha Modgil is joined by her two puppet friends, Ben and Breagha, to find out about what can make you feel lonely and what to do if that’s how you are feeling.

This clip is from the series Feeling Better.

Teacher Notes

You could ask your class to share times when they have felt lonely and how it made them feel.

You could then ask them to think of ways they can help someone to feel better if they are feeling lonely.

The Very Lonely Firefly


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