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Upper Key Stage 2 Human Reproduction and Relationships
Pregnancy

Changes at puberty prepare our bodies to have children of our own. Look in more detail at human fertilisation and pregnancy and learn how important it is for a mother-to-be to look after her health. Look at baby growth in utero and explain function of umbilical cord. Watch a video of a birth and discuss other forms of delivery such as Caesarean or forceps deliveries. Discuss how the parents’ lives will change and relate this to children’s Flour Babies experience. Research birth rites of passage in different cultures.

Session 1 Pregnancy (A)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe reproductive process in plants and animals.
  • Describe changes as humans develop to old age.

PSHE

  • Discuss how their body will, and their emotions may, change as they approach and move through puberty.
  • About human reproduction.

Planning and Activities

Changes at puberty prepare our bodies to have children of our own. Look in more detail at human fertilisation and pregnancy and learn how important it is for mother-to-be to look after her health. Look at baby growth in utero and explain function of umbilical cord.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To find out about pregnancy in humans.

Children will:

  • Explain the stages of human pregnancy.
  • Understand that a woman has to keep herself healthy when she is pregnant.

You Will Need

  • BBC Sex and Relationship Education DVD or
  • BBC Growing Up DVD or
  • Channel 4 Living and Growing DVD
  • Information books

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 2 Pregnancy (B)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • Describe reproduction process in plants and animals.
  • Describe changes as humans develop to old age.

PSHE

  • About human reproduction.

Planning and Activities

Watch a video of a birth and discuss other forms of delivery such as Caesarean or forceps deliveries. Discuss how the parents’ lives will now change and relate this to children’s Flour Babies experience. Research birth rites of passage in different cultures.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To find out about the birth of human babies. Investigate the rites of passage connected to birth.

Children will:

  • Describe the birth of a baby in simple terms.
  • Describe the special ceremonies held in different cultures to mark birth (and death).

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • BBC Sex and Relationship Education DVD or BBC Growing Up DVD or Channel 4 Living and Growing DVD
  • BBC Rites of Passage DVD
  • Information books
  • Access to the internet

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.