That the child should be enabled to: explore the advantages/disadvantages of friendships.
That the child should be enabled to: identify the differences between acquaintances and friends.
That the child should be enabled to: explore the importance of friendship.
Teacher will illicit prior knowledge from the class based on friendship and how it can evolve over time.
WALT – identify the qualities of a good friend.
Teacher will play short stimulus video clip based on the differences between friends and acquaintances.
Teacher will invite the class to create a ‘conversation circle’ in the class. All tables moved back and chairs all facing each other in a big circle.
Teacher will guide discussion based on friendship and encourage the children to share their opinions.
Children invited to change seats if they know someone who is very shy/friendly/lonely etc:
Children encouraged to think, pair and share some of their thoughts/feelings on friendship. Again, teacher will guide discussion and present the class with one question at a time to think, pair, share ideas.