Lesson 2: Relaxation: mindfulness

Learning about the importance of relaxation, pupils learn how to to use mindfulness techniques as a strategy to manage their emotions

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To use mindfulness to manage emotions

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • 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: May need access to the Presentation: Relaxation to remind them of strategies previously looked at.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should describe when they would use different relaxation strategies and articulate why.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
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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