This theme focuses on developing children’s knowledge, understanding and skills in four key aspects of social and emotional aspects of learning: empathy, self-awareness,
social skills and motivation.
The theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within a community, and to contribute to shaping a welcoming, safe and fair learning community for all. Throughout the theme children explore feelings of happiness and excitement, sadness, anxiety and fearfulness, while learning (and
putting into practice) shared models for ‘calming down’ and ‘problem solving’.