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

Differentiation

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

Vocabulary

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…
Find out more