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Changing Me

What we cover in Changing Me

 

Some of the following may be taught during Science lessons.

 

Reception

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; having a baby; 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; conception (including IVF); growing responsibility; coping with change; and preparing for transition.

 

Year 6

Self-image; body image; puberty and feelings; conception to birth; reflections about change; physical attraction; respect and consent; boyfriends/girlfriends; sexting; and transition.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

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