Lesson 2: Relaxation: visualisation

Children identify what makes them feel calm and learn some relaxation techniques.

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To understand what relaxation feels like
  • To understand that relaxation techniques can be used anywhere

Statutory guidance

  • Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
  • That mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could benefit from having more examples of calm places and support in describing the environment.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should think about how they would talk someone through this place as a visualisation activity and use appropriate expression and intonation to calm talk someone through their relaxing environment.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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