Lyneham Primary School

Lyneham Primary School

Belong - Believe - Achieve

We are excited to enhance our curriculum this year to support children’s social and emotional literacy (SEL) development. The Wellbeing School curriculum has been designed by Charles Dickens Primary School in Southwark and is based on the RULER approach, created by Dr Marc Brackett and other psychologists at Yale University. You can find out more about RULER here:


  • Recognising emotions in yourself and others
  • Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions
  • Labelling emotions accurately – if you can name it you can tame it
  • Expressing emotions appropriately
  • Regulating emotions effectively

The Wellbeing School curriculum is designed to give children the awareness of, and the precise language they need to describe their emotions.

Language is important. It is the bridge between ourselves and others - it allows us to express how we are feeling, and get the help we need.

Having the right words allows children to feel better connected to themselves and create the foundation for healthy and sustainable relationships with others.

Lesson guides, pupil workbooks, animations and training ensures that wellbeing lessons can be taught to a high standard by all staff at Lyneham Primary School.


Our Wellbeing School Curriculum enhances our PSHE Jigsaw Curriculum and is our wave 1 or universal offer for all children.


We all have ups and downs in life but in childhood it can be particularly hard to deal with sad feelings or worries that arise when things are hard or scary. There may be times when your child is unhappy or struggling emotionally. You may notice that they seem low or worried or that their behaviour changes. We may notice that they seem withdrawn or upset at school. In these circumstances we may offer a short term, wave 2 additional support through our ELSA provision. Click here to find out more about our ELSA offer.

If you are worried about your child’s mental health, then you are not alone. Many parents and carers have similar worries and stresses. There is support available from local and national services. The On Your Mind leaflet provides contact details of local and national services. It may be appropriate for your child to benefit from the support of wave 3, specialist, external services such as CAMHS, counselling or play therapy.

As a Wiltshire Healthy School Bronze Award holder, we have achieved recognition through the audit process that our approach to supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing is strong.    


Autumn Term 2022-23 – Feelings in Focus

The images below show the progression of feelings vocabulary being taught across the autumn term.