Lesson 5: Taking responsibility for my feelings

Understanding that we are responsible for our own feelings and actions

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To take responsibility for their own feelings and actions and to use vocabulary to describe these

Statuary guidance

Pupils should know:

  • That there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations.
  • How to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can use the Activity: Choose your destiny template and Activity: List of dilemmas.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be able to describe both scenarios in detail and relate to known situations.

Wrapping up

Assessing Pupils’ Understanding and Progress


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