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What do your year 4-6 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
  • identify how change, disappointment, and loss affect them;
3 A 1
Understanding the Feelings of Grief
  • identify how feelings of grief affect them;
3 A 1
  • identify ways to express feelings about loss and change;
3 A 3
  • describe how feelings of grief influence their sense of self-worth.
3 A 4
Coping with Disappointment, Loss, and Grief      
  • describe how there are similarities and differences in the ways that individuals and groups cope with disappointment, loss, and grief;
2 C 2
  • describe how expressing their grief within a community group contributes to their personal sense of self-worth.
3 A 4
Helping Others Who Are Grieving
  • identify and compare ways to help others who are grieving.
3 C 1
Building a Supportive Environment
  • identify local resources that can assist grieving people and explain how these contribute to a healthy community;
2 D 2
  • support others in their classroom and in the school in times of disappointment, loss, and grief;
3 C 2
  • identify how community and cultural factors influence the ways that people grieve;
3 D 1
  • research and describe ways in which their school can provide support to students.
3 D 3