KS2 RESOURCE PACK: Charlie Changes Into A Chicken – Mental Health

What’s the story?

Charlie McGuffin tries to be an optimist, but in reality he’s a bit of a worrier.

Some of the things Charlie is worried about:

  • His brother (who is in hospital)
  • Their very panicked parents
  • Unwanted attention from the school bully
  • The fact that he’s started turning into animals!

Even though every kid wants a superhero power, Charlie isn’t keen on the idea of turning into a pigeon in the middle of the school play. But what happens if he does? Will he get sent away for Science to deal with? Will his parents crack under the extra stress? With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way of dealing with his crazy new power – and fast!

This resource pack includes:

You’ll get four lessons which have been designed as sequential activities and can be taught as whole Literacy or PSHE units, or as stand-alone activities. There are extracts and worksheets to help spark conversation and help children in your class to understand their own ‘big feelings’ as well as to learn strategies for managing them.

The lessons included here provide starting points for children to think about what causes them stress in their lives and to develop a toolkit for talking about and dealing with their emotions.


Get the KS2 RESOURCE PACK: Charlie Changes Into A Chicken – Mental Health