Year 6 – Summer 2 – Week 3

English Topic:

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Positive thinking

Positive thinking

Remember – physical activity is important!

Joe Wicks link:









1. Who is this man?

2. Why does he have so many unusual objects on his person?

3. Does he have a job? What does he do? Does he have any hobbies?

4. What is he looking for?

5. Why are there crystals floating around his head?

6. What happened to his arm?

7. What is the creature next to him? Does it belong to him? How do you know?


LESSON 1- Negative and positive thoughts

What are thoughts?

What are feelings?

What are behaviours?

How do these all link together?

How do these all influence one another?

During the last two months, the global pandemic has meant that there have been many unprecedented changes that have occurred in your life.

Positive and negative thought

Can you think about what do you feel is positive during this time?

Can you think about what you feel is negative during this time?

Think about the negative thoughts that we have just shared and look at the feeling’s words below.

Think carefully about one of the negative thoughts and decide which feelings word best describes how you would feel if you had that negative thought (Lesson 1 resource)

Write some ideas on a mind map


For year 6 we will now be revisiting statistics this is something that we have learnt earlier in the year, this is now your chance to consolidate this learning.

Watch the video on pie charts.

Have a go at the questions:

Yr6 WB 15.06.20 Monday And Thursday Maths Resource Pie Charts


LESSON 2- Cognitive triangle

What does cognitive mean?

The word cognitive means to do with the process of thinking and other mental processes – that means things we do with our minds.

Our cognitive functioning includes memory, judgement, reasoning and emotional responses.

Thoughts, feelings and behaviours all link together.

Look at resource two as an example of the cognitive triangle (Lesson 2 resource)

Can you now create one of your own?

 Yr6 WB 15.06.20 PSHE Resource Lesson 2




See resource sheet for activity.

English Wk 3 Tu We Th reading activities


Lesson 3- The chain reaction

The way we think affects the way we feel and the way we feel affects the way we act,
or behave.

Our behaviour reinforces the way we think and so the chain goes on and on.

Today, you are going to make a paper chain, showing a typical negative thought that you have had, how it makes you feel and how you then react.

Complete the paper chain (see lesson 3 resource)



Lesson 4- The chain reaction

Once you have made a negative paper chain, you are going to make a positive one, on the same subject.

Think about how you could change the initial thought from a negative one to a positive one.

Consider how you would then feel differently and how you would behave differently.


Yr6 WB 15.06.20 PSHE Resource Lesson 3




See resource sheet for activity.

“Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

English Wk 3 Tu We Th reading activities


Lesson 5 – Positive thinking

How do helpful and unhelpful thoughts affect the way we feel and act?

What should we do about unhelpful thoughts?

How can we encourage helpful thoughts?

Eat healthy and exercise

Carry out your favourite hobbies

Start the day with a positive thought

A positive affirmation is a helpful thought that you can say in your head or aloud, to get you feeling more positive.

Create some positive affirmations!

Create these using colour and display on a poster or a mind map.

Look at resource 5 for ideas

Yr6 WB 15.06.20 PSHE Resource Lesson 5


On MathsWatch complete work relating to pie charts. Under the videos section select statistics and select pie charts. Watch video; complete both the interactive questions and worksheet.


Lesson 6 – Being mindful

What is mindfulness and how do we encourage positive thoughts and feelings?

How can we be mindful in our everyday lives?

Right Here, Right Now

STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING! Just like a remote control, you are now on pause!

What can you see?

What can you hear?

What are you feeling?

Mindfulness allows us to focus on what we have in our lives and be grateful. We often get swept up with wanting what we do not have, which leads to feelings of unhappiness. However, being thankful for all we have can make us feel much happier.

Create some mediation beads.

Use resource sheet 6

PSHE Week 3 Lesson 6




See resource sheet for activity.

English Wk 3 Tu We Th reading activities


Lesson 7- Positive thoughts

Look at the following quotes. What do you think they mean?

“Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

“Having a positive attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” – Bo Bennett

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Attitude is a little thing that can make a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Can you create some of your own original quotes and display around the house? Create a poster or a quotes map. BE CREATIVE!

How can positive thinking, or having a positive attitude, help us to have happy, healthy minds?


On MathsWatch, complete work relating to pie charts. Under the videos section select statistics and select ‘the mean average’.

Watch video; complete both the interactive questions and worksheet.


Lesson 8- Positive picture!

What image comes to your mind when you think about being positive?

Can you create an image of your own?

Think about the image carefully.The colours that you are going to use.

Which colours convey the feeling you want from your image?




1. What are the creatures on the boat doing?

2. Why are they all wearing the same thing?

3. Why is one standing up and pointing?

4. Where did they come from?

5. Who is/was on the sinking boat?

6. What happened to that boat?

7. Is the storm moving towards the boats or away from them?

8. What is going to happen next?


Lesson 9 – YES I CAN!

What makes a good learner? Look at the statements below. What are your thoughts on these? Knowing all the right answers.

Trying different approaches to a task.

Asking lots of questions.

Asking someone else for the answers.

Finishing the task before anyone else.

Sticking to the things you are good at.

How do you face a challenge?

What challenges are you facing now?

What challenges do you feel you might face in secondary school?

Can you think of any challenge you have faced?

•What was the challenge?

•How did you feel when you faced the challenge?

•How did you deal with the situation?

•How did it all turn out?

•How did you feel after that challenge was over?

From learning about positive thinking and having a positive mindset, what advice would you now give yourself?


Garden maths:

We are now going to apply our statistics skills to the real life, find 10 leaves/stones and using a ruler measure their length after you have created this data set can you work out the mean. Can you repeat this for any other objects?


Lesson 10 – MY CHALLENGE

Think about any challenges you have coming up in the near future. Perhaps there is something
at school that might be a challenge for you, or something outside of school – perhaps at a club
you go to, or lessons you do.

Choose a challenge to write in the centre of the flower, then add
lots of things you are going to try when it comes to facing that challenge.

Might be any challenge that you are facing now.

Think about your transition to secondary school. What challenges might you face? What strategies do you now have in place to help you?

Use resource sheet 10

Yr6 WB 15.06.20 PSHE Week Resource My Challenge

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