Y1/2 Lesson 5 (Cycle B): 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.

Year 2: Can explain how manners can help in these situations.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
RSE & PSHE specialist