Lesson 1 - Build a Friend

Learning what makes a good friend and why friends are important

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand how to form and maintain positive relationships

Statutory guidance

Caring friendships >Pupils should know the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should use the How to build a friend worksheet as a scaffold.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should complete the extension activity in the main event.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
Relationships & Sex Education specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses…
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