Week 2 Theme: Interdependence - we need each other
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We all need friends.

Friendship depends on how we choose to behave.

Circle time: We all need friends
Children:
1) ".......... is a good friend because ..................................."
2) "My friend likes me because.........................................."
As this happens, the teacher could jot down words/phrases on the white-board. At the end you will have a description of the qualities of friendship as the children see it.
Discussion: We all need friends Why do we need friends (to support us, entertain us, like us, help us, feel not alone) Using spider from week 1, look at other relationships. Do we need them also?
Activity: collaboratively (2s or 3s) make a list of the qualities of a friend. As a class, draw up a joint code of friendship.
We also need many other people who are not neccessarily our friends.

Discussion: we need more than our friends - we need lots of people. Teacher gives examples: shop-keepers, bakers, factory workers, bus-drivers, builders, plumbers, garage-mechanics. Discuss why we need each person mentioned.

Activity: Children draw one of the examples of types of people we need and write why we need this person.

Discussion: Who else do we need? Use the list of a day's activities (week 1) as a basis for discussion.
Activity: Split into groups of 4-5 and brainstorm: all the people we need to: (a) produce our food (b) produce our clothes (c) transport us (d) house us (e) keep us safe...
One group takes one category. You may be able to think of other categories.
Finally, put together in a visual form.
We rely on other communities and countries as they rely on us. Discussion: Just as we need all these people they need us to buy products, to ride on buses etc. We all have a responsibility to each other.
Examples: - environmental: pollution of the North Sea and over-fishing affects the fish-stocks shared by many countries.
- economic: the tea and coffee we drink is the livelihood for people in developing countries.
- culture held in trust, our parents telling us stories and games from their childhood, museums of the recent past, National Heritage Trust, preservation of the coastline and countryside.

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