This Half Terms Value: Friendship
Dear Parents and Carers,
We start the New Year 2019 with the value of ‘Friendship’. Friendships are one of the most important and precious things we can have in our lives. They help to make our lives better. Good friends are people we can laugh with, cry with and just be ourselves with, knowing that they like us just the way we are. In order to have good friendships we need to show many of the other values of care, cooperation, unity, respect, responsibility, patience and appreciation. We must remember to take time to show our appreciation for the good friends we have. We hope that you and your family will join with us as we promote this value in school.
At school, we will be thinking about what makes a good friend. We will remind the children that...
* Good friends help us to feel good about ourselves.
* Friends look after one another and help if you are sad or hurt.
* Good friends are happy for you when you have done something well and take the time to say ‘well done’.
* A good friend is there for you when you need them.
* Friends will say sorry if they have upset you.
Why don’t you try these values activities at home?
Draw a picture of a friend in the star and write all the things you like about them and make them a special friend to you around the outside.
Try to think of as many reasons as you possibly can as to why they are a good friend to you, however small they are, they all count. Then go and tell them every reason you have thought of will make them feel good about
themselves, your gesture of friendship and kindness will help to make your friendship even better.
Create a recipe for friendship. What ingredients will you need?
How will you show appreciation for your friends?
Don’t wait until tomorrow – show them today!
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