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*SCARF PSHE (Do when works for you)

Week 1


Lesson 1 - Putting things right


What am I learning to do?

  • To know that bodies and feelings can be hurt by words and actions
  • To know how to implement positive strategies to resolve conflict 


What you can talk about together

  • When was the last time you hurt yourself?  
  • How did you feel?
  • Is it just our bodies that get hurt?  [feelings can be hurt]
  • Think of a time when your feelings were hurt. How did this make you feel?
  • Talk about feelings being comfortable/uncomfortable rather than good/bad
  • Can you put a plaster on a hurt feeling?  
  • What can you do to heal that hurt feeling? 
  • Can you help a friend who is feeling sad?


Note to parents/carers: take care to frame ideas in positive language. For example, if a child says ‘Don’t be mean to your friends,’ acknowledge and praise this response and re-word it into something like ‘… be kind to your friends.’


Activity 1 - Make a friendship potion or recipe

What are the ‘ingredients’ that make a good friendship? Discuss with your child what is important in a friendship. Write their ideas down - recipe style or write each idea on a strip of paper, pop it into a bowl and let them mix them up.


If you are doing the writing, they should be doing the thinking and suggesting. If they are stuck perhaps take turns to suggest things.  


  • Share
  • Take turns
  • Be kind
  • Don't leave people out
  • Look out for someone who's feeling lonely
  • Play together


Sometimes we can fall out with friends so you could think of another recipe – a recipe for making friends.

  • Say sorry
  • Shake hands
  • Have a hug
  • Invite someone to join in (a game or a conversation)
  • Do something special to show you really want to be their friend again


Activity 2 - Complete the worksheet below

Write and draw about your friends on Harold the giraffe's special activity sheet:


Week 2 - Choose a story about feelings and complete the chatterbox activity



What am I learning to do?

  • to recognise how myself and others might be feeling. 
  • to recognise everyone might not feel the same at the same time or feel the same about things. 
  • to use a range of words to describe feelings. 
  • to know a range of strategies I can use to manage big feelings or change my mood when I don't feel good. 
  • to be able to talk about what makes me happy or cross and to have some ideas of what I could do when I have these feelings. 

Adult guidance

  • Try to encourage your child to talk freely about their feelings.
  • Get them to think of different ways they can deal with difficult feelings and feel better.
  • Share some of your feelings, too.

Activity 1 - Read some of the stories below together

My Inside Weather Read Aloud

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings | Read Aloud Story for Kids

The Colour Monster, A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas

The Huge Bag of Worries

The boy with big big feelings

Bob's Blue Period read by author and illustrator Marion Deuchars

Inside Out Movie Clip - Get To Know Your Emotions

Episodes about feelings 

Activity 1 - Create a chatterbox.

You might find the ways to feel better cards helpful when completing it. 


Activity 2 - Choose an activity from the resources below.

There might be something you think would really help your child. e.g. if they worry a lot choose that, it they get angry when things get too much then try the anger activity.