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What do your year 1-3 students need to learn?

Gathering and analysing a range of information about the learning needs of your students in relation to change, disappointment, loss, and grief will help you to identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to develop in their class programmes. Possible learning outcomes that relate to the learning experiences in this book are listed below. You could draw on these outcomes to set goals with your students and to provide them with feedback about their progress.

Students will:




Understanding Change and Loss
  • ask questions about change and loss
1 A 1
  • describe how, at different stages of their growth and development, changes involving gains and losses take place.
2 A 1
Understanding the Feelings of Grief       
  • describe feelings associated with change, disappointment, and loss
1 A 1
  • describe how individuals and groups have similar and different feelings when talking about grief
2 C 2
  • confidently express their ideas and feelings about grief and loss and listen sensitively to those of other people.
2 C 3
Coping with Disappointment, Loss, and Grief       
  • identify safe ways of expressing feelings of grief when dealing with disappointment, loss, and grief
2 A 3
  • identify things they can do that contribute to a sense of self-worth when  dealing with disappointment
2 A 4
  • effectively express their ideas, needs, and feelings relating to disappointment, loss, and grief.
1 C 3
Helping Others Who Are Grieving      
  • effectively express their own ideas, needs, and feelings relating to grief and listen to those of other people
1 C 3
  • demonstrate how they can help people who are grieving
2 C 1
  • examine how people’s attitudes, values, and actions can contribute to a supportive environment during times of grief and loss. 
2 D 1
Building a Supportive Environment      
  • demonstrate sharing and co-operative skills in groups to support a person who is grieving
1 C 2
  • take individual and collective action to contribute to a safe emotional environment
1 D 1/3
  • identify people who can support them when they are grieving. 
1 D 2