Lesson plans and activities that develop social and emotional learning.


The Culture of the Heart is a child-led scheme of work that gently and creatively helps children form healthy mental, emotional and relational habits.

The Culture of the Heart is a values-based, social, emotional & mental wellbeing curriculum that offers transformational resources for the classroom. The content has been designed around leading neuroscience, psychology and EQ, integrating coaching and therapeutic techniques that empower children to connect to their own thoughts and beliefs around values centred classrooms. Our aim is to support you in creating emotional and relational cohesion within the classroom that creates a “safe/ circle environment” to enable children to thrive as a community of learners. The content initially invests in the relationships within the class, gently exploring self worth and the value of every class member.  Each Culture has been throughly researched and the content has been created to support the development of relationally safe classroom communities.  

The content is inclusive and easily adaptable for all age groups and abilities. It incorporates relational, emotional and social learning with academic and creative disciplines, resulting in independent thinking and team work. The foundation year offers seven cultures (or themes), exploring a new culture every six weeks.

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What will a school receive? 

Teachers receive access to an online portal where they will find lesson plans, resources, downloads and video training. Your school will also receive picture books, Character Cards, Emotion Cards and the option to use our CotH Reading & Wellbeing Journals.


What is involved? 

The Culture of the Heart is not a single intervention but is a commitment over time to develop child and staff wellbeing. The lessons have been designed to support the existing  curriculum, easily fitting into current academic planning. 

Across the year, the content introduces practical and creative exercises that encourage the children to explore the kinds of behaviours that create safe relationships and happy classroom communities. 

Take a look at the first years structure