Archived Films (2016)

Archived Films (2016)

This set of films are on the Online Resource Centre. Dave looks a bit younger, Boris looks exactly the same but his voice has evolved slightly. Although these aren't video lessons - there's no activity within - they are full of great teaching content and might be useful for a binge watch. Enjoy...

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Archived Films (2016)
  • Introducing HeartSmart 1

    Boris' definition of a heart... In this lesson Dave and Boris discuss how all of our decisions flow from our heart, so we need to look after it!

    Watch the video and afterwards ask the children to suggest their ideas of what a heart is.
    Remind the children of Boris’ definition of a heart ‘The ver...

  • Introducing HeartSmart 2

    The story of Boris' life... In this lesson Dave and Boris discover how to be 'smart with your heart' and how to make loving decisions that protect yourself and others.

    Watch the video and ask the children what Boris is learning. Remind them that Boris is learning to make loving decisions that he...

  • Don't Forget to Let Love in! 1

    Boris' happy oil tears... In this lesson Dave and Boris consider what the word 'love' means and explore how we can show it to other people.

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • What does Boris say the word love means? (to like or enjoy very much).
    • What or who do they love? (remind them it ...

  • Don't Forget to Let Love in! 2

    Boris' sometimes forgets... In this lesson Boris discovers that just because he is made from junk, it doesn't mean that he is junk.

    Watch the video and ask the kids to list as many amazing things about themselves as they can. The children could list things they know to be true for themselves or...

  • Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy! 1

    Boris' body parts... In this lesson Dave and Boris explore when it's right to talk about yourself and when it's time to listen to others. A tricky balance!

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • What do you think now? Is it better to give or get?
    • Have your answers changed after watching the f...

  • Too Much Selfie isn't Healthy! 2

    Showing love to others... In this lesson Dave and Boris discover how showing kindness to other people can make you happy, including an 'unselfy' challenge!

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • How did Ollie show love for his sister?
    • How do you think Ollie’s actions made his sister feel?
    • ...

  • Don't Hold on to What's Wrong! 1

    Boris' black heart... In this lesson Boris learns how to rub out the hurt in his heart, as he discovers the power of forgiveness.

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • What was happening to Boris’ heart when he was thinking about blowing the Scrapyard up? (It turned black)
    • Why was his hear...

  • Don't Hold on to What's Wrong! 2

    Can Robots feel pain?... In this lesson Dave and Boris look at anger and how to process negative emotions.

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • What does Boris do when he is feeling anger towards the Scrapman?
    • How does this help him?
    Ask the children to think and write or draw somethings ...

  • Fake is a Mistake! 1

    Should we ever tell a lie?... In this lesson Boris learns a valuable lesson; we don't need to pretend to be something that we are not.

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • What lie did Boris tell about himself? (That he could fly)
    • Why did he lie? (To impress the children)
    • Did Boris need ...

  • Fake is a Mistake! 2

    Why do we tell lies?... In this lesson Dave and Boris look at what happens when we tell lies - can it end up hurting us?

    Watch the video and ask the children:
    • Why do people tell lies?
    • What happens when we lie?
    Remind the children that if we lie people won’t trust us and they won’t get to kno...

  • 'No Way Through,' isn't True! 1

    Boris' tough quiz.... In this lesson Dave and Boris consider how we manage ourselves when we are stuck. Is it true there is always a way through?

    Watch the video and ask:
    • When have you been stuck or thought ‘I can’t...’?
    • What are some of the things you can you do if you are stuck?
    Remind the...

  • 'No Way Through,' isn't True! 2

    Wise words form a wise robot... David and Boris discuss how we can build up our resilience, endurance and grit, to truly know that no way through isn't true!

    Watch the video and ask the children to think about a time when they thought there was no way through but they persevered and found a way....