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Primary Schools

7-11 year olds

“7-11 year olds”

Delivered as 6 lessons (45 minutes - 1 hour) or 12 lessons (30 minutes)

Paws b (pause and b) was researched and written by classroom and mindfulness teachers for key stage 2 children.  Designed with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching.

The principles and techniques of mindfulness are introduced around six main themes, where young people learn:

different parts of the brain that are known through neuroscientific evidence to be impacted by mindfulness practice

to steady themselves when mind/body are out of balance

ways to respond, rather than react

how to relate to their thinking processes and how they impact their emotions and body state

how mindfulness can support them in activities and relationships in their lives.

Paws b can be delivered in any schools, educational organisations, or youth based settings.

To view the curriculum: click here

The impact the “Paws b” curriculum has had on the class, is more than I could have imagined, with many of the pupils now actively using the techniques such as petal practice and FOFBOC whilst learning, or to help them with challenging experiences in and around the school.

Sian Davies

Yr.5 Teacher - Y Bont-Faen Primary School
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The Present provides a spiral well-being curriculum to enable schools to introduce mindful activities in an incremental way throughout the primary school.

It can be integrated into activities that typically take place in any primary classroom throughout the school day. These activities might include eating, movement, writing, listening to stories, sensing or relating to others, amongst many other possibilities.

The aim is to introduce mindfulness through how you engage in the activities rather than change what you deliver.

The Present curriculum has integrated the latest evidence from neuroscience on the development of the brain from 3-11 and the impact of mindfulness on attention and emotion regulation.

The Present curriculum covers seven themes which run throughout the 3-11 age span. These are:

here and now

focusing

choosing

connecting

habits of body

habits of mind

noticing change

The Present also introduces the children to different awareness practices and information about their brain to compliment the daily classroom activities across the curriculum.  These develop into a spiral curriculum throughout the primary phase.

The Present can stand alone as a curriculum, but could be integrated with the KS2 Paws b curriculum (MiSP).

The Present takes particular account of the developing and changing needs of children throughout the primary phase. For example. by Y6 it explores issues such as social media, puberty and body awareness, transition and relationships.

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