Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I recognise that we have similarities and differences but are all unique. HWB 0-47a
  • I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a
  • I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support. HWB 0-08a
  • I am aware of my growing body and I am learning the correct names for its different parts and how they work.HWB 0-47b

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To understand that everybody is special and unique.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Identify ways in which we are the same and different from each other. HWB 0-47a
  • Demonstrate ways in which I can help others to feel included in activities. HWB 0-08a
  • Talk about my friends and demonstrate how to be a good friend. HWB 0-44a
  • Use the correct names for parts of my body. HWB 0-47b
  • This is a sensitive aspect of learning and parents/guardians will need to be informed of this before teaching it.

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Provide opportunities for children to talk about themselves and others eg, circle time activities.
  • Mindmap positive words and phrases that can be used to describe each other.
  • Look at and discuss photos of children – consider what we can tell from the picture eg, hair colour (physical characteristics) and what they cannot tell from pictures alone eg, likes/dislikes.
  • Using the dolls from the home corner, encourage the children to create a list of body parts they all have in common eg head, nose, elbows etc.
  • Consider the parts of the body called Private Parts or that are covered by their underpants. Use the NSPCC Pantosaurus campaign to explain that the correct names are penis and vagina/vulva.
  • Talk about a friend from nursery/school or home in a positive way.
  • Share own interests, hobbies, skills both in the nursery/school and at home.
  • Discuss own and others’ likes/dislikes/interests and hobbies – make comparisons. Encourage children to ask questions of each other to reinforce individual differences.
  • Talk about what makes them special/what they are good at.
  • Draw a friend and describe one thing that makes them special.
  • ‘Show and Tell’ – children talk about a personal interest/achievement to their group or peers.
  • Make a ‘My Life in a Shoebox’ display with the help of parents - this could be a shoebox containing some things that have been special to them as they have grown eg, photo, postcard, picture, toy.