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The Colour Monster

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SKU E2CS900840
Key Stage 1 English Year 2
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Help your children to better understand their emotions and how to deal with them with this emotional literacy scheme based on the wonderful picture book, 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas.

You might also be interested in our 'Being Kind to You and Me' ESR scheme for KS1, which explores how kindness can affect our moods and happiness.

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#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

After reading The Colour Monster story, your class will further explore the emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear and calm. They will look at how each emotion makes them feel, and what it might make them do, as well as strategies for managing their emotions. In the final lesson, children will choose a different emotion and write an extra section for the book.

Each of these five ready-to-teach 'The Colour Monster' lesson plans include an engaging slide show for the teaching input, as well as differentiated activity ideas and printable resources. Please be aware that, for copyright purposes, we are unable to provide the full text for this scheme of work. Extracts are provided where appropriate.

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#Lesson1ExploringEmotions

In this first lesson, children are introduced to the book, 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas. As a class, they will discuss the events in the story, as well as the different emotions the Colour Monster feels.

In their independent activities, children are challenged to identify emotions according to the colour of the monster, and write a short explanation of why he might be feeling each one. The alternative activity tasks children to sort given scenarios according to what emotion they would evoke.

An easy-to-follow plan, an engaging slideshow for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources are all included in this 'The Colour Monster' lesson plan pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Scenario Circles
  • Emotion Jars
#Lesson2HappinessandSadness

After looking at how the emotions of happiness and sadness are described in The Colour Monster, children will discuss their own views and opinions of these two emotions.

As a class, they will explore synonyms for 'happy' and 'sad', and talk about the amount of emotion they think each word expresses. Children will explore this idea further in their independent activities, where they sort and order given synonyms for happy and sad.

Everything you need for an emotional literacy lesson about happiness and sadness is included in this 'The Colour Monster' lesson pack - a detailed plan, a set of slides, and differentiated, printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Word Banks
  • Emotion Cards
  • Continuum Cards
#Lesson3AngerandFear

The potentially challenging emotions of anger and fear are explored in this lesson.

After looking at how they are described in 'The Colour Monster', children will share their own thoughts about these emotions, before exploring and discussing ways to cope with them. In their independent activities, children are given different scenarios involving fear or anger, and are challenged to offer advice on how to manage the situation, based on what they have learnt.

Included in this 'The Colour Monster' lesson plan pack is a set of slides for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas, printable resources, and of course, a detailed plan!

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Emotion Explorer Cards
  • Traffic Light System Cards
  • Calming Ideas Cards
  • Role-play Cards
#Lesson4CalmingStrategies

This lesson focuses on the feeling of calmness. Children will discuss what 'calm' feels like for them, and learn some of the benefits of feeling calm.

During the main activity of this lesson, children will try out a carousel of different calming activities, and then come back togther as a class to discuss which one works best for them. In the alternative activity, children are challenged to design a calm corner for the classroom.

A detailed lesson plan, informative slideshow, activity ideas and printable resources are all included in this 'The Colour Monster' lesson plan pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Meditation Instructions
  • Breathing Activity Sheets
  • Mindful Colouring Cards
  • I am Thankful for... Sheet
  • Calm Corner Design Sheet
#Lesson5AddingaNewEmotiontotheStory

In this final lesson based on 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas, children will take a closer look at how each emotion is described in the book, and the structure of each description.

As a class, they will first use this structure to create a similar section for the feeling of love. In their independent activities, children will then choose a different emotion to create a new section of the book about, using the same structure.

This final 'The Colour Monster' lesson plan comes with differentiated activity ideas, printable resources, a set of slides for the teaching input, as well as an easy-to-follow plan.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Book Templates
  • Follow the Structure... Help Card
  • Emotion Dice
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Writing - Composition Objectives:

  • writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
  • writing about real events
  • planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about

Spoken Language Objectives:

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
  • participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates

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