Lesson 4: Unhappy friendships

Learning that some friendships might make us feel unhappy and how to deal with this

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand that some friendships might make us feel unhappy and how to deal with this

Statutory guidance

  • How to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others, if needed.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Should be placed in groups with children who can support them.  

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be supporting less able peers, reading stories for them and asking the questions in different ways to help them to understand. They should also be challenged to explain the friendship issues in greater depth. 

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Sarah Huggins,  
Relationships & Sex Education specialist
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