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Upper Key Stage 2 Human Reproduction and Relationships
Puberty

Look at the physical changes that take place during puberty. Discuss menstruation and rites of passage on reaching puberty in different cultures. Look at the emotional changes in puberty. Look at the meaning of friendships and where help can be found.

Session 1 Puberty (A)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe reproduction 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.

Planning and Activities

Look at the physical changes that take place during puberty. Some are seen easily, e.g. growing taller and broader, hair around genitals and under arms, etc. Also discuss menstruation and wet dreams and rites of passage in different cultures on reaching puberty.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To understand what happens to bodies during puberty.

Children will:

  • Explain the physical changes that happen during puberty.
  • Understand that I need to keep myself clean during puberty.
  • Describe the special ceremonies held in some cultures to mark puberty.

You Will Need

  • BBC Sex & Relationship Education DVD or BBC Growing Up DVD or Channel 4 Living & Growing DVD – aimed at both key stages 1 & 2 (optional) – much of the materials on these DVDs are the same or similar, so you don’t need them all (contents in resources).
  • BBC Rites of Passage DVD (contents in resources)
  • Information books
  • Access to internet

Session 2 Puberty (B)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe changes as humans develop to old age

PSHE

  • Recognise, predict and assess risks in different situations and decide how to manage the responsibly (including sensible road use and risks in their local environment) and to use this as an opportunity to build resilience.
  • Recognise how their increasing independence brings increased responsibility to keep themselves and others safe.
  • Realise the nature and consequences of discrimination, teasing, bullying and aggressive behaviours (including cyber bullying, use of prejudice-based bullying both in person, online and through social media).
  • Recognise bullying and abuse in all its forms (including prejudice-based bullying both in person, online and through social media.
  • Develop strategies to resolve disputes and conflict through negotiation and appropriate compromise and to give rich and constructive and support to benefit others as well as themselves.
  • Discuss how their body will, and their emotions may, change as they approach and move through puberty.

Planning and Activities

Look at the emotional changes in puberty. Use drama to act out typical scenarios involving parents and teenagers; look at the different viewpoints and discuss how compromise can ease situations. Look at the meaning of friendships and where help can be found.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To be aware of the emotional changes that occur during puberty.

Children will:

  • Describe the qualities of a good friend.
  • Discuss some of the feelings I experience in different situations.
  • Explain where to get help with my problems.

You Will Need

  • Access to computers
  • DVDs as in session 1
  • Download SEAL photocards
  • All Kinds of Feelings and/or All Kinds of Bodies by Emma Brownjohn