Emotions dance for Foundation Stage and KS1

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Our blog last week looked at children’s mental health, with a focus on year 6s and SATs.

We all know that mental health is a serious issue for everyone, even at early years and Key Stage 1.  This is why we’re sharing with you today our lesson plan we use for 4 – 7 year olds.  The session is really fun as we use a great range of music and it’s always entertaining to see everyone’s facial expressions!

This plan can be used as a stand-alone activity, link into your PSHE topic, or connect with Mental Health Awareness Week which takes place between 14th – 20th May.

Click here to access the PDF file for Emotions

We have listed 3 different songs to use, which reflect each of the 3 different emotions.  They are identified in the plan, but are also listed below…

  • Happy: Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
  • Sad: Everybody Hurts, REM
  • Angry: Montagues and Capulets, Prokofiev

Have fun exploring this lesson with your class and let us know how you get on!

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