Living and Learning: I recognise that friends and family are important

Wednesday 15 June 2022

What makes a family?

As a class we thought about our own family and shared our experiences and came up with a definition to answer the question.

A family is a group of people who love each other, are honest with each other and have a good friendship.

Who is in a family?

We talked about how families are all different and made up of lots of different people such as mum, dad, step-mum, step-dad, sisters, brothers, step siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and pets.

We read the story about Esma and the time she spends with her grandpa. After, we talked about what they do together and how her grandad shows love and care for Esma.

“He makes her food.”

“He plays games with her.”

“He helps her when she needs it.”

We spoke about other ways he can show he loves and cares for her.

“He can give her hugs.”

“He can read her a story.”

“He can take care of her if she isn’t feeling well.”

Showing we care

Finally, we spoke about how we can show we care to family we live with and to family that live far away.

Family we live with:

“We can help by keeping our toys tidy.”

“Give them a hug.”

“Draw them a picture.”

Family that live further away:

“We can write them a card and draw them a picture.”

“We can give them a phone call.”