Reflecting for the future

Encourage learners to think about how they can be fit, ready and prepared for the future

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Girl colouring

Age:
5-18
Type:
Subjects:
Tutor time, PSHE
Topics:
Kindness, Disasters and emergencies

We might have gotten used to being at school by now but things in life are always changing and the future can seem really uncertain. Use these activities to reflect with learners about everything they've learnt recently and how they can prepare themselves for the future by having healthy bodies, minds and ways of coping with challenges. 

Learning objectives

Learners will:

  • reflect on your health and happiness
  • think about the future positively
  • plan how to prepare to tackle challenges in the future
  • evaluate how to make balanced choices.

1. Fit and healthy for the future

Use the session plan for primary learners to explore how being happy and safe are important parts of being healthy. Use the build your health wall activity to encourage them to think about things they have in their lives that make them fit and ready for the future. Encourage learners to think about how they can make balanced choices to stay happy and healthy.

Use the session plan for secondary learners to reflect on the impact the outside world can have on our health. Think about the things we can control in regards to health and happiness and empower learners to share their learning and help their communities.

2. Preparing for the future

Use the session plan for primary learners to explore how learners are feeling about the future and work through negative thoughts by letting go of butterflies or traffic lighting thoughts. Encourage learners to think about their shield of strength and what helps them prepare for the future.

Use the session plan for secondary learners to think about we can break the future down to take it one step at a time. Use the Future steps activity to prepare and plan. Encourage learners to be part of wider emergency planning in your class or school so you can support each other in preparing for future challenges. 

Remember to encourage learners to continue to reflect on their feelings and journey using the back to better journey map, footsteps and planner so they can build resilience and prepare to cope with future challenges.