Year 7 – Friends!


Recommended for children aged 10-12

The title Friends! speaks for itself. As children mature towards adolescence, their relationships with their peers become more personal and more important to them.

Making friends, sharing friends, and discerning which friendships are positive and which negative, all lead to deeper questions on what it is to be a good friend, how to recognise one and how to apply sound values within the family, at school and in the community.

While learning to understand group dynamics and what makes a leader, students also learn to recognise negative peer pressure and to resist behaviours such as smoking and the misuse of drugs.

Alice and Charlie’s responsibilities naturally increase as their social horizons broaden. The children discover, as their relationships with parents and other family members mature, that these, too, are based on the values found in true friendship.

This book includes material suitable for the last years of primary school or the first of secondary.

Please note that there is a 30% discount where student class sets (15 or more books) are ordered from a single year. A free year’s subscription to the digital student books is also included with class sets, to run from July 2023 – September 2024.

Larger discounts are available in the multi-year packages for class sets. Digital only subscriptions are also found here.

Quantity Discount (%) Price
1 - 14 £12.50
15+ 32 % £8.50
SKU: 978 085244 705 5 Category:
Variation Title Short Description Price
Student Book Discounted by 30% for orders of 15 or more Includes 1 year’s subscription to digital edition of books £ 12.50
Teacher Guide (Hard Copy) £ 25

Additional information


35 chapters


978 085244 705 5

Please note

The books have been priced to be used, not photostated. We rely on sales income to continue developing the programme.


Paul Yanque

Unit Framework

The learning Framework for Friends

Unit I: Making Friends

  • Silver and Gold
  • The Friendship Hog
  • The Birthday Party
  • Friend From Afar
  • The Battle of the Sexes
  • The Ice-Skating Birthday Bash
  • Under Wraps
  • Making Up

Unit II: Friendship All Around

  • Friends in the Neighbourhood: Civic Responsibility
  • Friends in the City: Doing Right
  • Friendship in the Nation: Democracy
  • Friends Around the World
  • The Heart’s Longing: A Friend
  • My First Friends
  • The Protector
  • My Siblings: My Friends

Unit III: Belonging

  • Look Before You Leap
  • ‘Band of Brothers’
  • Shampoo and Sunshine
  • Becoming Part of Things
  • Peer Pressure

Unit IV: My Friends and My Personality

  • Fashion Plate
  • The Rebel
  • Standing Out
  • Word and Deed
  • The Big Deal

Unit V: Expanding My World

  • Metamorphosis
  • ‘Tête-à-Tête’
  • Between Friends
  • Just Right

Unit VI: Taking Care of Business

  • The ‘Gift’
  • The Good Sport
  • Time and the One-Eyed Dragon
  • You Are What You Eat
  • School’s End

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