Understanding Grief: 'What I Need' Worksheet

Understanding Grief What I Need Supporting Children Worksheet by Exciting Teacher

“Understanding Grief: ‘What I Need’ Worksheet” is a worksheet that has been designed to support with discussions surrounding grief and death. 

How could this resource be used?

  • To support understanding of death, dying and grief.
  • To support emotional literacy and identifying BIG feelings.
  • To support a child 1:1.


Which statutory England PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?

*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS1: H20 -about change and loss (including death); to identify feelings associated with
    this; to recognise what helps people to feel better
  • KS2: H23 – about change and loss, including death, and how these can affect feelings; ways of expressing and managing grief and bereavement.


Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing 

  • I understand the importance of mental wellbeing and that this can be fostered and strengthened through personal coping skills and positive
    relationships. I know that it is not always possible to enjoy good mental health and that if this happens there is support available: HWB 0-06a / HWB 1-06a / HWB 2-06a / HWB 3-06a / HWB 4-06a.
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss: HWB 0-07a / HWB 1-07a / HWB 2-07a / HWB 3-07a / HWB 4-07a.

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