Empathy Day in Year 3

Today, we have enjoyed participating in Empathy day. We began the day by reading the book ‘Ruby’s Worry’ by Tom Percival. It’s a lovely book which encourages children to share their hidden worries no matter how big or small they may be.

After reading the book, we had a lovely chat about some of our own worries and how they make us feel. We thought about what we could do if we felt worried about something and the children suggested some great ways in which we could make ourselves feel happy again.

The children also took on the role of an ‘agony aunt’ where they wrote some fantastic letters to Ruby giving her advice on how to get rid of her worries.

We ended the day with a ‘hot seating’ activity where the children had to put themselves in ‘Ruby’s shoes’ and answer questions from her point of view. They were absolutely fantastic, and as always, the children listened carefully to the views of others and responded sensitively throughout.

Well done Year 3, you are all empathy experts!

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