Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all. HWB 1-10a
  • I recognise that we have similarities and differences but are all unique. HWB 1-47a
  • I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 1-44a
  • 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 1-08a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To accept that everyone has similarities and differences.
  • To learn how to value themselves and others to develop a positive self-esteem.
  • To know that family and friends are important to our health and wellbeing.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Talk positively about myself and others. HWB 1-10a
  • Demonstrate ways in which I can help others to feel included in activities and group tasks. HWB 1-08a
  • Compare the qualities and needs of different types of relationships. HWB 1-44a
  • Know that everyone is unique and can say what is similar and different about me and my friends. HWB 1-47a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Make a class display ‘I am proud of my class’ – photos of each child labelled with a positive attribute they or someone else has identified.
  • Discuss how it is not just physical characteristics that are important and make us unique, but also our personalities and abilities.
  • Invite children to talk about what they are good at and what they do best at school.
  • Circle time – talk about how a school is made up of many people of different ages, sizes and personalities, and how everybody has something to offer to the school community – plan and perform a class assembly on diversity. Celebrate and discuss every kind of ability.
  • Think-pair-sharediscuss similarities and differences. Do people with physical similarities necessarily have the same likes / dislikes?
  • Encourage children to talk about themselves and their bodies in a positive way – list all the things they like about their appearance. Share with a friend and pay each other a compliment.
  • This may be an opportunity to introduce the concept of stereotyping; children’s rights; cultural diversity.