Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances. HWB 0-03a
- I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others. HWB 0-05a
- I understand the positive things about friendships and relationships but when something worries or upsets me I know who I should talk to. HWB 0-44b
- I know that there are people in our lives who care for and look after us and I am aware that people may be cared for by parents, carers or other adults. HWB 0-45a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To know that family and friends are important to health and wellbeing.
- To begin to understand what is required to form good friendships.
- To know who can help them when they are worried or upset.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Describe people who are special to me at home and school. HWB 0-03a
- Discuss what makes someone a good friend. HWB 0-05a
- Identify people who can help me when I am worried or upset.HWB 0-44b
- Appreciate that everyone comes from different kinds of families. HWB 0-45a
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Draw round hand and for each finger draw/write names of people who are special to them at home and at school. Discuss why they are special, thinking about what they do and how they make you feel.
- Create a wall display using photos/drawings/paintings of people who are special to them.
- Make a friendship tree with photos of children and a quality of that person on each of the leaves.
- Draw the things that people do to help them at home: - cook, clean, buy clothes, and discuss how we know that these people love and care for us and what we can do to show we love them in return.
- Look at pictures of children playing happily together – consider how we know they are happy and having fun.
- Provide opportunities for children to play and work together to develop their social skills and confidence eg, role-play, playground games.
- Make a friendship stop for children to visit if they need a friend to play with in the playground.
- Create a buddy system to encourage children to look out for each other (may be useful for transition from nursery to primary; children staying in nursery could pair up with ‘new children’ to help them settle in.
- Talk about who their friends are and what makes them a good friend.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- LIT 0-01b – Read a range of different stories with friendship, caring and sharing as the main them eg Elmer by David McKee; The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister; The Ugly Duckling.
- LIT 0-26a - Make a ‘recipe for a good friend’ listing the qualities that they would expect from a good friend.
- EXA 0-05a – Build a totem pole of children’s faces. Children brainstorm attributes of a likeable person and allocate to each of the faces.
- EXA 0-13a / EXA 0-14a – Role-play friendship/relationship situations.
Suggested Word Bank
- take turns
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Early Level)
- Nurtured E/O Bundle (Rights Respecting Schools)
- Pupil Learning Log 2 and Benchmarks enh
- Pupil Learning Log 1 and Benchmarks enh
- Annual Progression Planner ( Early Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Early Level)