Topic: Friendship Week

Learning Outcomes

That the children will learn what it means to be a good friend

That the child should be able to identify qualities that are needed for Friendship

The children will partake in games taking turns and building friendships.

The children will enjoy the story The Rainbow Fish

The children will discuss the story and how Friendship was shown

 

 

Introduction

Introduce the children to the topic of Friendship by showing them the story of the Rainbow Fish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9mryuEKkKc

Discuss the story and the feeling of the fish.

Play a game of Blindman’s buff to develop trust among friends. Do paired reading with a younger class.

 

Development

Ask the children questions to develop the theme of friendship and to allow them to explore the theme and the feeling of different characters.

  • Describe the Rainbow Fish’s behaviour at different points in the story. How did his behaviour make the other fish feel?
  • The Rainbow Fish gives away his most prized possessions. What are your most prized possessions? Why are they important to you?
  • Does this story have a moral? What is it?

Integration: English and Art

 

Plenary

Reflect using drama and art to further develop the theme.

 

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