Lesson 6: Healthy friendships

Understanding what friendly behaviour is and learning that being friendly to others makes us feel welcome and included

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand that being friendly to others makes them feel welcome and included

Statutory guidance

  • Pupils should know that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded

Success criteria

Cross curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need additional support for the role play such as assigning them to particular characters and giving ideas about what their character might do.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to describe  a greater depth of understanding of the feelings and motivations of each character.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress


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