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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Under 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that red was an a angry, happy colour. Others matched red to different emotions such as relaxed and calm. The data was taken from 62 infant children. In the chart, we can see that our under 7 children (Key Stage 1)) believed that, most often, red was angry. angry It often reminded them of fire.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Under 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that blue was w a calm colour, which some children thought was happy and some sad. They linked blue and happiness to the sky on a summer’s day and sad because of tears. In the chart, we can see that our under 7 children (Key Stage 1)) believed that, most often, blue was sad. sad It was also linked to inspired, excited and shocked. It reminded them of the sky and water.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Under 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that yellow was a happy colour, which some children thought was relaxed and some calm.. They linked yellow to the sun and happy days. In the chart, we can see that our under 7 children (Key Stage 1) believed that, most often yellow was happy, then relaxed, then calm. Some also believed it made them feel excited. It reminded them of the sun and warmth.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Under 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that green was a happy colour, which some children thought was angry and some others thought relaxed. They linked green to t the grass and trees. In the chart, we can see that our under 7 children (Key Stage 1) believed that, most often, green was a happy colour and then other views seem to differ. Quite a few children linked it to being relaxed and calm.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Under 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that orange was an a inspired and happy colour. It was seen as very positive even though it was felt that it was sometimes sad and angry. In the chart, we can see that our under 7 children (Key Stage 1) believed that, most often, orange was inspired and helped them to think. It reminded them of the sun.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Under 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that purple was a sad colour, which some children thought was happy, inspired and angry. They linked purple to Lent and Easter which made them happy and sad. In the chart, we can see that our under 7 children (Key Stage 1) believed that, most often, purple was sad. It reminded them of lots of different emotions and also objects such as pretty dresses and table cloths!

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Over 7 ildren in England decided that red red was a Overall, the children warm, angry colour and no pupils linked this with a cold emotion. In the chart, we can see that our over 7 children (Key Stage 2) believed that, most often, often, red was angry. In the ‘other’ category were one or two pupils who thought red meant safety, love or danger. Some also linked excited and lucky as other emotions. It reminded them of fire and heat. Graph showing which emotions the children linked to RED

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Comenius Dictionary Dictiona – English Pupils Over 7 Overall, the children ildren in England decided that blue was a cold, calm colour although two children said it reminded them of a hot summer’s day because of the sky and so linked it to ‘hot’. In the chart,, we can see that our over 7 children (Key Stage 2) believed that, most often, blue was cold calm and happy. In the ‘other’ category were one or two pupils who thought blue meant surprised, scared or excited. Some also linked thoughtful and safe as other emotions. It reminded them of the sky and water. Graph to show which emotion the children linked to BLUE 40 30

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Over 7


Overall, the children ildren in England decided that green was a happy colour. The emotions varied greatly for green and this is why we have lots of pupils in the the ‘other’ category. In the chart,, we can see that our over 7 children (Key Stage 2) believed that, most often, green was happy.. In the ‘other’ category were one or two pupils who thought green meant quiet, fresh, scared, cold, playful and energetic. It reminded them of grass and nature.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Over 7 Overall, the children ildren in England decided that orange was a hot and happy colour and no pupils linked this with a cold emotion. In the chart, we can see that our over 7 children (Key Stage 2) believed that, most often, orange was warm or hot. In the ‘other’ category were one or two pupils who thought orange meant tired, mad, energetic and calm. Some also linked alert and grumpy! It reminded them th of fire. Graph to show which emotions the children linked with ORANGE

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Over 7 ildren in England decided that purple was a Overall, the children happy or sad emotion which reminded them or being excited. excite The emotions varied greatly for purple and this is why we have lots of pupils in the ‘other’ category. In the chart, we can see that our over 7 children (Key Stage 2) believed that, most often, purple was happy, excited or sad. In the ‘other’ category were one or two pupils who thought purple meant relaxed, surprised, kind, loved, sleepy and confused. The list went on! It reminded them of Lent and Easter too.

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Comenius Dictionary – English Pupils Over 7

Overall, the children ildren in England decided that yellow was a happy colour. They often linked it with the sun. In the chart, we can see that our over 7 children (Key Stage 2) believed that, most often, yellow was a happy colour. In the ‘other’ category were one or two pupils who thought yellow meant calm, proud, loved, bright and scared. Overall, yellow was seen to be bright and a symbol of happiness. Graph to show which emotions the children linked to YELLOW

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