1st Edition

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Practical and Creative Literacy and Art Resources for Key Stage 2

By Daphne Gutteridge, Vivien Smith Copyright 2010
    122 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by David Fulton Publishers

    128 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by David Fulton Publishers

    128 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by David Fulton Publishers

    This practical resource book for Key Stage 2 explores a range of emotions using both original poetry and well-known artworks to stimulate discussion in the classroom.

    Based on the extensive teaching experience of Daphne Gutteridge and Vivien Smith as well as current educational initiatives such as ECM and SEAL, this book is aimed at practitioners who are committed to creating an emotionally healthy classroom environment where children feel valued and confident about managing and responding to feelings. Providing practical and creative resources throughout, this book:

    • Covers both negative and positive emotions, including confidence, hope, resilience, excitement, disappointment, sadness, frustration, confusion and many more
    • Links to SEAL initiatives and the PHSE curriculum
    • Has activities for all abilities
    • Outlines clear objectives and resource lists for all activities

    Essential reading for all teachers who wish to create an emotionally literate environment, this book provides a practical and creative resource to enable teachers to develop emotional literacy in a cross curricula context in their classrooms.

    Preface  Introduction  Part 1: Positive Emotions  1. Brave  2. Calm  3. Confident  4. Determined  5. Excited  6. Happy  7. Hopeful  8. Loved  9. Optimistic  10. Proud  11. Resilient  12. Successful  Part 2: Negative Emotions  1. Angry  2. Confused  4. Dejected  5. Disappointed  6. Embarrassed  7. Fearful  8. Frustrated  9. Jealous  10. Lonely  11. Sad  12. Stressed  13. Threatened  Glossary  Appendix   List of Artists and Artworks  Index


    Daphne Gutteridge has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and headteacher. She is now an Inset Trainer working with schools in Swindon. She is the author, together with Viv Smith, of Using Circle Time for PSHE and Citizenship (2008).

    Viv Smith’s teaching career spans thirty-five years. She is currently working as an Associate Tutor mentoring student teachers at Edgehill University, Lancashire.