Hi, not sure if this is any use but I've done 'My friend' with my year 1s before (and am starting the same again just now!) I got them to interview a friend in the class and then write an information text about them, splitting the info into different sections, e.g. family, friends, hobbies, etc... I've done the reading and researching bits about family or school so that it's loosly related to the topic of friends! I've found that they get quite enthusiastic about it and enjoy writing about their friend. Hope that helps!