Friendship Week

Here at St Catherine’s we had a superb week celebrating ‘Friendship Week’ and the children took part in a range of engaging activities and learning. In EYFS, the children read the book ‘Monty the Manatee’ and talked about what friendship is. In Year 1, they read a story called ‘Squeaky Mouse’ and they discussed the right and wrong friendship choices that took place. In Year 2, the children awarded friendship certificates to their peers and thought about what makes them a unique and special friend to others. In Year 3, the children talked about their differences and are going to create their own friendship tree explaining how their peers are good friends to each other. In Year 4, they discussed personal boundaries in friendships and what is appropriate. They discussed what healthy and unhealthy friendships look like and used role play to act out different scenarios. In Year 5, they discussed what friendship means and who you can reach out to in times of need. They thought about what friendship looks like, feels like and sounds like. In Year 6, we discussed what a balanced and unbalanced friendships look like and how we can respond to negative pressures around friendship. All classes designed their own socks explaining what makes them special, unique and a friend to others. Well done to all the children on a brilliant week of learning.