Pastoral Activities 

All images are created by Mrs. Gunn, If you are not part of the CPS community please ask permission before using. 

All children at Cathedral Primary school have been taught how to express themselves through zones, these zones allow children to express how they are feeling without having to use the words. For example when they are feeling big angry they may say that they are in the red zone. For the child it feels less scary and daunting to share how you are feeling when using the zones.  We encourage all families to have their own copy at home and refer to them as a family. zones of regulation.png

Once the children are aware of the different zones we then ask them to let us know what makes them feel green. We will then use these strategies in class or during a conversation with the child. Why not create your own happiness bucket at home and fill out what makes you feel green. happiness bucket.png

At Cathedral Primary school we believe it is important that the children have a range of tools to help manage their emotions and feelings. The children are encouraged to create their own feelings toolkit and each class has one they can all use. A feelings toolkit can be a useful strategy to use at home. Please have a look at the PowerPoint to find out how to create and use a feelings toolbox. 

Through our ELSA sessions, Pastoral work and classroom PSHE lessons the children are beginning to look closely at how people think and behave. We are using the language around Neuro diversity and being Neurodiverse. Mrs Gunn created a book to start the conversation around thinking in a different way. You might want to use this book to share with your children at home. 

We have started to share with the children the sensations image above. We really want them to understand that our body gives us signals and signs to indicate how we are feeling. 

We know that sometimes it is really hard to tell someone how we are feeling, this simple activity is a great way for a child to express themselves. Why not have a go at home?

 The children have been learning about how their body feels during different emotions. At home your child may tell you they have a tummy ache or feel sick when actually this could mean they are feeling a set emotion. This is a great activity to do at home- how do you feel.png