The SEAL Curriculum

What are the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning?

The qualities and skills that help us manage life and learning effectively. There are five social and emotional aspects of learning :

  • Self-awareness – thinking about how well we know ourselves and can predict our behaviour.
  • Motivation – how working hard for things and achieving can make us feel good.
  • Empathy – being aware of other people and understanding how they might feel.
  • Social skills – being able to share, take turns and work together.
  • Managing feelings – being able to control ourselves, remain calm and solve problems peacefully.

Why is it important to develop these aspects of learning in the primary curriculum?

  • They are used in almost every aspect of our lives.
  • They help us to be effective learners.
  • They enable us to get on with other people.
  • They will help children to be responsible citizens.

What will the children do?

The children will study a theme each half term.

  • New Beginnings
  • Getting on and Falling Out
  • Going for Goals
  • Good to Be Me
  • Relationships
  • Changes


Learning in these areas will take place throughout many lessons including specific assemblies and topic work. However through the '101 Things' children will get the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities. Whilst taking part in these experiences children will get the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of self and wellbeing, including revisiting many elements of the SEAL Curriculum. To find out more about our '101 Things' why not click on the tab at the top of our webpage?

The role of parents and carers

Each theme covers a range of skills from the SEAL curriculum. We provide opportunities for children to practise, consolidate and extend their skills. If you would like to learn more then feel free to come into the academy to speak to a member of staff or have a look at the links below:

http://www.familylinks.org.uk

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pshe/pshe.htm