P2 Roots of Empathy News – Discovering Emotions

Recently the P2’s have been learning about emotional literacy, to identify, name and feel comfortable about discussing emotions. They have discovered that emotions are not good or bad, but pleasant or unpleasant. Also that everyone experiences the same emotions and that our temperament and personalities influences how we deal with them.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed our family visits with Oliver, and his mum Sally they recognised and named baby Oliver’s emotional cues and facial expressions. How Sally reads Oliver’s emotional cues to meet his needs and he feels understood. The children really enjoyed their visit, asking Sally lots of questions and sharing her experiences. The children sang songs for Oliver including Wind the Bobbin Up, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Oliver really enjoyed the children’s singing and actions to the songs.

We also talked about different types of teasing and bullying behaviour, how this makes us feel and how talking about our emotions can help us manage them. Also the children created artwork and discussed how they can help their friends when they are sad.

For more information please ask Mrs Harris-Toner, Miss Younger, Mrs Gunstone and Mrs Chadwick. Also check out http://www.rootsofempathy.org

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