Forestdale Primary School

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Changing Me

What we cover in Changing Me


Some of the following may be taught during Science lessons.



Bodies; respecting my body; growing up; growth and change; fun and fears; and celebrations.


Year 1

Life cycles – animal and human; changes in me; changes since being a baby; differences between female and male bodies (correct terminology); linking growing and learning; coping with change; and transition. 


Year 2

Life cycles in nature; growing from young to old; increasing independence; differences in female and male bodies (correct terminology_ assertiveness; and preparing for transition.


Year 3

How babies grow; understanding a baby’s needs; outside body changes; inside body changes; family stereotypes; challenging their ideas; preparing for transition.


Year 4

Being unique; girls and puberty; confidence in change; accepting change; preparing for transition; and environmental change.


Year 5

Self and body image; influence of online and media on body image; puberty for girls; puberty for boys;  growing responsibility; coping with change; and preparing for transition.


Year 6

Self-image; body image; puberty and feelings; conception to birth (This is taught as part of the Science Curriculum); reflections about change; physical attraction; respect and consent; boyfriends/girlfriends; appropriate and inappropriate use of social media; and transition.


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark