Emotion Cog revision

remembering emotion works at school

On this page we share a series of short videos showing Emotion Works at school to help remind you about the different Emotion Cogs.

The first video shows a mix of different cogs and will help you get started with learning and talking about Emotion Works at home. Under each of the coloured strips you’ll then find a video to remind you about each cog.

If you don’t know about all of the cogs yet that’s ok. Ask your teacher to help guide you to the videos for cogs that you do know and choose some learning activities to go with them.

There are some slideshows at the bottom of the page that can help you make some cog shaped resources to have at home. Maybe you could use these to help teach a parent, friend or someone else in your family about Emotion Works and the different coloured cogs.

Choose a learning or teaching activity for each cog video.

Spread the activities out over different days.

You can do the same activity for each cog if you like, or a different one each time.

Your teacher might also suggest other tasks to go along with your learning from school.

  • Create a cog template (using slideshow 1 below) and use it to make a cognifying glass for the cog you’re focusing on (see slideshow 2). Use your cognifying glass to look out for things to do with that cog in a book, TV programme or when watching a movie.
  • Try making a large teaching cog out of a cereal box or something even bigger. Add the symbol for the cog, label it, and add colour in some way. Add lots of words to do with the cog in the extra space. Use it to tell someone about what the cog is about.
  • Create a cog fact-file including a drawing, labels, a definition and examples. Show your fact-file to someone to teach them about the cog.
  • Plan a lesson to teach your teddies or toys about  cog. Include some drawings to show them.
  • Zoom or video-call a Grandparent or family friend to teach them about the cog. Show them your fact file, large teaching cog or another teaching prop to help.
  • Write a letter or email to a Grandparent or family friend to tell them about the cogs. Send a link to this page so they can watch the videos alongside the information you send. Ask them to call you to tell you what they’ve learned.
  • Prepare a family quiz about the cogs and test the people (or toys) you’ve been teaching to see how much they’ve learned!

Here’s a reminder about how Emotion Works looks in the classroom and around a typical primary school. If you’re watching with a parent or someone else at home, can you tell them a little bit about the cogs and the colours? If you’re watching alone, look carefully for all the different Emotion Works resources and see what you can recognise and remember. Stop and start the video to help your thinking and discussion as you answer the questions below.

Some questions…

  • Where in this classroom and corridor do you see Emotion Works?
  • How does this compare to your own school?
  • What lessons and activities are the pupils in the video taking part in?
  • What do you think they will be learning?
  • Look at the picture symbol resources in the video.
  • Can you explain how the pictures and words link to the cogs?
  • How many cog shapes can you find in the video?

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the orange cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the green cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the red cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the yellow cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the blue cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the grey cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Watch the video, maybe a few times, and pause it at different points to talk about it or get ideas for activities.

Choose an activity to do from the list to help you understand the purple cog better or teach it to someone at home.

Some ideas to help with cog LEARNING & teaching

If you'd like to teach Emotion Works to family and friends, here are some ideas for props and activities you could use   

Slideshow 1

Make a cog template

  • This slideshow can help you make a cardboard cog shape that you can use as a template for lots of cog activities
 
  • You may want to make cog templates in different sizes
 
  • Can you think of a creative idea for your cog template?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Slideshow 2

Make a cognifying glass

  • Use this slideshow to see how to make a cognifying glass with the help of your cog template
 
  • This is an orange cognifying glass, but you can make yours in any or all of the cog colours
 
  • Can you make a pair of cog glasses or ‘coggles’ instead?
 
 
 
 
 

Slideshow 3

Use your cog template to make jotter work more interesting

  • Do you have a jotter at home for Emotion Works tasks, or maybe you’re making a fact file or poster for one of the cogs?
 
  • Use your cog template to help with presentation and drawing regular cogs
 
  • Use a larger piece of paper to make an Emotion Works board game
 

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