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Anti-Bullying Week - KS1 ‘what makes a good friend?’ activities and worksheets

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Anti-bullying week is an annual event that takes place in November.

Discuss characteristics of positive friendships with children in years 1 and 2, identifying words and phrases that show positive friendships and those that do not. Pupils can sort the cards to show which they would like their friends to be and can then use this information to create a job advert for a good friend using the writing scaffolds included.

The resource could be used during Anti Bullying Week or on World Kindness Day in November, or at any time in the school year.

The resources will:

- Give pupils the opportunity to discuss what makes a good friend
- Teach pupils to recognise positive and negative characteristics in relationships

This pack includes:

  • PDF images to introduce the topic
  • What makes a good friend? sorting cards
  • ‘Advert for a good friend’ writing sheet
  • A good friend writing prompt
  • Teacher’s notes providing guidance on how to use the resource with additional activities also suggested

When is Anti-Bullying Week?
Anti-Bullying Week takes place in November each year. In 2021 it runs between Monday 15 to Friday 19 November.

When is World Kindness Day?
World Kindness Day is celebrated each year on 13 November. The idea is to celebrate and promote good deeds and acts of kindness.

Relationships Education Statutory Guidance (2019) links
Caring Friendships
- the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.

- that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded.

- how to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others, if needed.

National Curriculum English programme of study links
Spoken Language
Pupils should be taught to:
- listen to and respond appropriately to adults and peers
- maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments

  • PDF images to introduce the topic
  • What makes a good friend? sorting cards
  • 'Advert for a good friend' writing sheet
  • A good friend writing prompt
  • Teacher’s notes providing guidance on how to use the resource with additional activities also suggested
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