World War II - A mindfulness and relaxation lesson plan
This is one of the most challenging resources I have ever had to create. I was asked by so many teachers to do a lesson plan for this popular topic but trying to relax children while discussing such a potential upsetting and stressful subject is not easy. In the end I decided to focus on a VE Day party and add in memories of the wartime events in order to start from a place of safety and security and give us a happy place we could return to throughout the story.
Mindfulness and relaxation have been proven to increase children's concentration, create a calmer atmosphere and even increase attainment. It is a wonderful addition to any setting.
All my lesson plans are created for people with no prior knowledge of relaxation and mindfulness techniques and carefully go through every technique step by step. They also include a fun script for you to read through which incorporates all the techniques learned into an enjoyable, relaxing story which is completely age appropriate.
My lessons now all come with a child and teacher assessment sheet which is fully editable and enables you to show evidence for the progress and learning for each child.
This lesson is most suitable for KS2 (8-12years).