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Years 3 & 4

Apple's Friends

Apple’s Friends is a school based social, emotional and wellbeing learning programme for 7 – 9 year olds. This programme is taught to the whole class by teachers trained in Apple’s Friends in the UK and internationally.

Apple’s Friends was created in 2016 following the success of Zippy’s Friends

The programme reinforces skills learnt in Zippy’s Friends for 5-7 year olds but children do not need to have taken part in Zippy’s Friends to complete Apple’s Friends.

Apple’s Friends is based around a series of social, emotional and wellbeing stories and the programme has 24 sessions.

The six modules cover:

  • Feelings
  • Communication
  • Friendship
  • Conflict
  • Change and Loss
  • Moving forward

Children develop their own positive strategies to deal with problems through engaging activities: listening to stories, discussion, games, role-play and drawing. There are also Home Activities to reinforce learning at home with parents and carers.

Evaluation studies have found Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends improve children’s coping skills, social skills, emotional literacy, improve the class climate and reduces bullying.