SEAL: Part Two

We began today’s SEAL lesson with ‘Pass the Smile’: an activity design to… guess what? Make us all smile! All we had to do was give each other a simple compliment and that was enough to put us all in a good mood.

Afterwards, we continued our ‘New Beginnings’ by talking about how, as well as having a positive attitude, knowing how to keep calm and having rules to follow it is also good to understand what kind of learners we are to help us progress in Y6.

Surprisingly, there are lots of different types of learners including:

  • Visual learners – Visual learners learn by watching/seeing how something works. Pictures and diagrams help them to learn.
  • Auditory learners – Auditory comes from the word audio and means to listen.Auditory learners learn best by listening how something works or how to do it.
  • Writing/Reading learners – Some people can learn something forever by justreading or writing it down once. This is very rare.
  • Kinesthetic learners – Kinesthetic learners learn best by doing. They like touse their hands to make and create to help them learn


    Do you know what kind of learner you are? If you want to find out, why don’t you complete the questionnaire that we did online? All you have to do is follow the link below and you can find out how you learn best!

One we’d found out what kind of learners we are, we all created a piece of work based on our learning style. Here’s what we created:

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SEAL: Part One

What is SEAL?

SEAL stands for Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning and is a way of promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance and the emotional health and well-being of all who learn and work in schools.

Why is SEAL important to us?

The SEAL initiative aims to support children aged from 3-16 years to develop the personal and social skills of:

  • self-awareness
  • managing their feelings
  • motivation
  • empathy
  • social skills.

What have we been doing?

In our first SEAL session of this year, the Year Sixes were learning about new beginnings: we’ve just started in a new year group with a new classroom and a new teacher so it was important for us to be able to express our thought and emotions about all the changes we’ve experienced.

We also discussed how important it is to have strategies in place to help us with our feelings, especially if we’re feeling anxious, worried or even stressed.

Some people thought that talking about how you feel might help; others felt that distracting themselves with an activity such as playing a sport or watching a movie might be useful for them.

In order to help us with this, we made our very own stress balls, to keep with us and use at any point when we might feel uncomfortable. What a great idea (although it was a little messy…)



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