Promote kindness in your classroom using our resource to explore feelings and emotions and how pupils can help their classmates by showing that they care.
Pupils will have the opportunity to discuss a range of situations in school and how these can be overcome by showing compassion and kindness to others. They will read a variety of letters to an Agony Aunt and write replies showing how the issues raised could be solved.
The resource could be used on World Kindness Day or during Anti Bullying Week in November, or at any time in the school year when a sprinkling of kindness may be needed.
The resources will:
- Inspire pupils to show kindness to others.
- Provide opportunities to discuss why it is always important to be kind.
- Develop pupils understanding of their feelings and emotions and how others may be feeling in familiar situations.
This pack includes:
- Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary Cards
PDF word cards that can be displayed in the classroom to develop pupils vocabulary
- ‘Dear Agony Aunt’ Text
A PDF copy of the text used as a prompt for discussion, also displayed on the teaching slides
- Agony Aunt Letters
Four letters to an Agony Aunt for pupils to respond to
- Themed Writing Paper
A PDF sheet for pupils to complete their final writing task on.
- Teaching Slides
These can be used to guide pupils through the activities and prompt discussion.
- Teacher’s Notes
Guidance on how to use the resource is given, divided into three smaller activities. Additional activities are also suggested.
When is World Kindness Day?
World Kindness Day is celebrated each year on 13 November. The idea is to celebrate and promote good deeds and acts of kindness.
When is Anti-Bullying Week?
Anti-Bullying Week takes place in November each year. This year it runs between Monday 16 to Friday 20 November.
Relationships Education Statutory Guidance (2019) links
- Pupils should know that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming to others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded.
- Pupils should know that most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened …
- Pupils should be taught how to recognise … how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable … how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others if needed.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
- To organise paragraphs around a theme.
- To select appropriate grammar and vocabulary when writing.