PrimaryHealth & Wellbeing

Teaching about feelings – KS1 PSHE medium-term plan

What's included?

PDF medium-term plan plus accompanying worksheets and Powerpoints

Key Stage



Years 1-2

This six-week series of lessons will help you with teaching about feelings in KS1. The lessons focus on helping pupils to be able to express their feelings and understand that all emotions are equally valid.

Plan author Abby King has based the unit around Matt Haig’s sensitive graphic novel The Truth Pixie, an enchanting rhyming story about learning to love yourself.

We’ve produced a range of free worksheets and PowerPoints to make delivery of this medium-term plan as easy as possible.

Why not make this part of your Children’s Mental Health Week in February, Mental Health Awareness Week in May, Empathy Day in June or as part of your World Mental Health Day activities in October?

Teaching about feelings plan

Week 1

  • Think about ourselves and recognise what we like and dislike
  • Celebrate our strengths

Week 2

  • Develop vocabulary to describe feelings
  • Identify comfortable and uncomfortable feelings

Week 3

  • Describe feelings to others
  • Think about who to go to if we are worried and how to attract their attention

Week 4

  • Understand change and loss and associated feelings

Week 5

  • Develop simple strategies for managing feelings

Week 6

  • Understand that feelings can change
  • Set goals for the future

This download contains:

  • PDF lesson plan
  • What am I good at? PowerPoint
  • Match the feeling to the face PowerPoint
  • Feeling scared PowerPoint
  • Changes PowerPoint
  • Good to be me worksheet
  • Comfortable or uncomfortable worksheet
  • Feelings bingo worksheet
  • Ladder of calm bookmark worksheet

Abby King has worked in KS1 and 2 and currently teaches at an inner-city primary school in Birmingham. Download our emotions lesson plan for KS1/2 art.

Teaching about feelings KS1 plan
Teaching about feelings – KS1 PSHE medium-term plan
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