Living and Learning – Change and Loss

Friday 14 April 2023

Over the previous term, Year 4 were learning about different emotions and how we can deal with those emotions in a healthy way. For one week, we focused on change and loss. Change and loss occurs all the time during our lives in small and big ways and it’s important to know how to deal with the emotions that come with these situations.

We identified things that change can change such as; changing topics, clothes and seasons but also changing friendships, year groups and someone not being here anymore. When these things change, we might feel a loss and miss how things were before and that’s ok!

Teddies play a big role in many children’s lives. We listened to the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes and here’s what we discussed…

What does your teddy mean to you?
I’ve had my teddy since I was born so I feel safe when I have it.

How would you feel if you lost your teddy?
I would feel upset and miss it a lot.

How might your body feel if you lost your teddy?
I might feel anxious and nervous because I’m worried about where it is.

What could make you feel better if this happened?
I could ask my family and friends to help me look for it.
I could talk to my grown ups about how I feel.
I could hug a friend.

Help at home by talking about any changes, big or small, that might be coming up at home and share how you are feeling about them!