Resources  

Beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to use, children and staff alike love the resources.

We want it to feel like Christmas for everyone when you use our products.

Picture books

Large scale, hard back books, perfect for sharing with a class

Picture books provide a safe, non threatening foundation for children to begin to explore thoughts around self and others. The material in this resource works alongside Words and Your Heart’‘Wonderful You’ and 'Your Yes and Your No', (published by Simon & Schuster, Macmillan USA & Wildgoose-media ).  

 

Character cards

60 character cards and coaching cards  to develop vocabulary and understanding of some of the characteristics that can support healthy relationships.

The ethos behind the cards is that every child holds the capacity to be ALL of these character words. One of the most empowering and encouraging things that we can do as educators is to champion and believe the best of a child, sometimes despite their behaviour.

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Tools to develop emotional intelligence

Illustrated cards that describe our different emotions, BE poster, Gratitude Spiral, EQ butterfly and so much more.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to integrate thinking and feeling to make the best decisions for ourselves and others. Tools have been developed to use in various ways, depending on the needs of your children. 

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Reading and gratitude journals 

Beautifully illustrated CotH journals covering each term

A twist on the recognised reading journals, these have been designed to encourage daily reading whilst building healthy mental habits. The journals run alongside the CotH content with activities and quotes. They bridge the gap between home and school by helping  families understand and embrace the SEL learning that their children are experiencing within school. 

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Families activities

Activities that encourages the SEL learning to be supported within the home

These activities have been designed to embed the SEL that the children are experiencing in school, within the home. Each activity runs alongside the culture the children are using and aims to give families something fun that supports building healthy relationships within family and community. The photograph is of our 'affirmations advent calendar' which can be sent home with every child at the end of the first term. Families are encouraged to write words of kindness for one another, or enjoy a moment of connection everyday over advent. 

Resources

We are so excited to share the physical resources with our CotH schools. Every school receives picture books, character cards, emotion cards and posters.  

Choose to add the journals and advent calendars - depending on your needs.

On-line Portal 

An easy-to-access online portal hosting lesson plans, classroom activities, staff training videos and additional material. Each member of staff has their own unique login. Every term there are two staff coaching sessions, supporting your team and school culture. It is as easy as watch, click and go.

Community 

 The resource includes a private staff portal where you can ask questions, connect with other CotH schools, share feedback and stories. The Culture of the Heart is a team program – a journey, an adventure. We want you to feel empowered, safe, supported and championed. 

As a teacher, I have used many programs, resources and online training to cover the social and emotional part of the curriculum and nothing has come close to providing the coverage or quality of this resource.

I have been using The Culture of the Heart for nearly two years and it has changed both the way I teach and the way in which my class interacts with others. It has created a kind and supportive environment with calm and well-rounded children and staff. We were lucky enough to be in the pilot scheme where I used it with my own year class. The children were an average mix of abilities and social backgrounds with SEN needs as well. 

‚ÄčAt the end of just one term my classroom had changed. Children were calmer, more settled and kinder to each other and, according to the children, I also changed for the better being happier and calm almost all of the time. It created a safe place where children were able to be themselves, without judgement, and explore their feelings and thoughts.

Vickie Vigurs-Berry | Bosvigo Primary School | Year 2

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