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Bounce Back! - Year 1

RELATIONSHIPS by Toni Noble & Helen McGrath

The focus for Year 1 will be to help develop relationship skills by developing social skills for making and keeping friends, getting along well with others and being accepted and managing disagreements well.

The Year 1 lessons will focus on:

  • Getting to know others
  • What do children like about other children
  • It's important to listen well when people talk to you
  • Including others
  • Friendship and how to make new friends
  • What is being a good friend
  • Friends can be different
  • How to be a thoughtful and loyal friend
  • If you want to HAVE a good friend, then you have to BE a good friend
  • It's OK to have a more than one friend
  • Being separated from a friend
  • No one has friends all the time. Everyone feels lonely sometimes
  • Good and bad ways to disagree. It's OK to have an argument as long as your don't hurt the other person
  • Apologising and being friends again
  • Sometimes friendships change and are no longer as strong as they were
  • It takes hard work to learn how to get along with other people and be a good friend
  • Getting along well with others and making friends will make your feel happier
  • Social skills are things that you can do to get along well and make friends