Friend focus

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on February 14, 2019

LOVE is in the air today but instead of fantasising about diamond rings and roses, Flinders Park Primary year one students are focusing on friendship.

Students from Room 2.3 created Valentine’s Day cards yesterday and today will be using them as a way to learn more about each other.

Teacher Linda Fielding said as part of the history curriculum, students learned about past and present family life.

As family traditions are part of family history, she uses Valentine’s Day as a way to talk about friendship, inclusivity and to reiterate anti-bullying messages.

“When we talk about Valentine’s Day, I get my students to talk about themselves and the things they like,” Mrs Fielding said.

“For example, they might say they enjoy playing football or playing in the playground, and by sharing this, they can find other students who enjoy the same things.

“We are in week two at the moment, so students are still getting to know each other.

“This is a great way to encourage new friendships and inclusivity, linking with our school programs.”