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How is it delivered?

For the younger years of Key stage 2 Themes and Values are brought to life through interactive stories and/or role play especially written to explore empathy, emotions and human values. In addition, for the older years of Key Stage 2, the program offers specific sessions geared towards emotional challenges that the children may be experiencing. For example increased pressure due to SATS and emotional instability due to forthcoming change in schools.

  1. Emotions and their impact are then explored further with KaiAmea Self Help Techniques and Laughter Yoga Techniques that have been specifically designed to relate to the story or role play and tailored to the age group concerned; These allow the children to ‘fizz’ and provides the opportunity to release strain and tension from individuals and the class as a whole.
  2. KaiAmea Self Help Strategies to ‘Calm’ are then explored. Children are encouraged to try different techniques and explore strategies to promote feelings of being relaxed and ‘centred’ discovering which methods work best for them.
  3. Children then undertake art activities based on Art Therapy Techniques to further explore and process their own emotions and conclude the session.

Follow on activities

Following an hour session with a class; The Learning To Live Programme provides ‘follow on activities’ specifically designed to further explore the themes and values and provide children with additional opportunities to explore emotions and team build with their peers. Activities include:

  • Literacy, Drama and Art & Craft activities.
  • Script of the story (where relevant) for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) work

Thought for the week

Check the web site weekly for the KaiAmea Learning To Live quote. Designed to:

  • Inspire self reflection.
  • Promote a positive outlook.
  • Promote discussion on repercussions of behaviour on experiences.

What does it cover?

Each KaiAmea Learning To Live session covers the five Social, Emotional, Aspects to Learning  (SEAL) with a strong emphasis on empathy and awareness of self and others.

Learning To Live sessions also include extensive coverage of the themes and values within PHSCE. Kay has produced extensive range of stories and lesson plans for Key Stage 2 and is continuously developing more material.

The additional sessions for the older Key Stage 2 include:

  • ‘Change’
  • ‘SAT Stress!’
  • ‘Chill Out!’
  • ‘Anger?’
  • ‘Loss…Lost?’

(For details of the KaiAmea Learning To Live session lesson plan contents please contact…)

Fitting to your school’s needs

Schools have the option to select which PHSCE Themes and values they wish to address when booking KaiAmea Learning To Live Sessions. Kay can work with the school in tailoring the Learning To Live Programme to:

  • Incorporate the specific curriculum of the school for the academic year or term.
  • Address specific issues or concerns of the school.
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