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To recognise different feelings

Topic: To recognise different feelings

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this lesson, pupils will be enabled to:

Knowledge: Understand that people have can feel a range of different emotions.
Skill: Identify different feelings / emotions from facial expressions and body language and digitally capture them
Attitude: Appreciate that feelings may not always be explicitly expressed i.e.
someone’s words/facial expressions may not always express how they truly feel.



Show a number of emoticons on the IWB,  ask the chn to TPS what the thing they might be learning about.

Explain that this week we will be learning about feelings.

Mind mapping session with the children. Teacher as scribe, invite the children to list as many emotions and feelings as they can. These will be
written on the IWB.


Explain that we often demonstrate our feelings through facial expressions and body language. Show video from Inside Out – Guessing the feelings.

Explain that we are going to play a game of recognising feelings.

Chn pick a card out of the bowl and try to embody the feeling it displays.

They then have to find the other chn in the class who pick out the same card (groups of 3/4)

Repeat 2/3 times.

Teacher goes around and assists chn to capture images of different emotions to play as a slideshow to be used later in the lesson and future development / revision


Teacher displays the slideshow on the IWB, chn then either make the facial expression of the emotion or name the emotion seen. Discuss the confusion that some emotions can cause.

Teacher recaps the knowledge, skill and attitude covered in the lesson.


Other Resources for teaching this topic

Using photo app, creation of feelings slideshow / game.

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