Y1/2 Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Getting along with others

Beginning to understand how friendships can make us feel and the skills needed to work with other people.

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand how courtesy and manners make us feel

Statutory guidance

  • Caring friendships: Pupils should know how important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends.
  • Caring friendships: Pupils should understand the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.
  • Caring friendships: Pupils should understand the conventions of courtesy and manners and how these can help us build friendships

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need some support with reading the questions and taking turns in their groups, which can be provided either by peers or adults.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to explain the benefits of working with people that we do not know very well.

Can explain how manners can help in these situations. (Y2)

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
RSE & PSHE specialist