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To understand that families love and support each other but sometimes problems can occur and help is available if needed.
Families and people that care for me > Pupils should know:
- That others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they should respect those differences and know that other children’s families are also characterised by love and care.
- That stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up.
- How to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice from others if needed.
Pupils needing extra support: May need additional support with writing about the experiences and issues that the family may be experiencing. Ask them to focus first on the issues that the children may be experiencing as these will be more familiar to them. These children could be placed together in a group and work with you or another adult.
Pupils working at greater depth: Can support their Those in the same year group as you. with the activity by scribing and asking questions to develop responses. They could also look at problems and grade them for seriousness e.g. quick to To find a solution to a problem. and soon forgotten or more complex and might need additional help.