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Upper Key Stage 2 Human Reproduction and Relationships
Sexual Health

Discuss how contraceptives are a way of preventing an unwanted pregnancy, but also that some can help protect against Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)/Sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Discuss one STI/STD in more detail – HIV/Aids. Watch a video by children living with an HIV mother and discuss stigma involved with HIV/Aids. Look at statistics and discuss Memory Books and World Aids Day.

Session 1 Sexual Health (A)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe changes as humans develop to old age.
  • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.

PSHE

  • Recognise what constitutes a positive, healthy relationship and develop the skills to form and maintain positive and healthy relationships.
  • Recognise different types of relationship, including those between acquaintances, friends, relatives and that their actions affect themselves and others.
  • Recognise when they need help and to develop the skills to ask for help.
  • Use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do something dangerous, unhealthy, that makes them uncomfortable or anxious or they think is wrong
  • Understand which, why and how, commonly available substances and drugs ( including alcohol, tobacco and ‘energy drinks’) can damage their immediate and future health and safety; that some are restricted and some are illegal to own, use and give to others.

Planning and Activities

Discuss contraceptives as a way of preventing an unwanted pregnancy, but also understand that they can help protect against STI/Ds. Use drama to practise saying no to peer pressure for smoking, alcohol or drugs.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To understand how to try to resist peer pressure.
  • To understand why contraceptives are important.

Children will:

  • Explain how to try to resist peer pressure.
  • Understand that it is alright to be different from other people.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Examples of cigarette packets with different warnings
  • Access to internet

Session 2 Sexual Health (B)

Objectives

Science

  • Describe how micro-organisms, plants and animals are classified into groups, according to observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences.
  • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.

PSHE

  • Understand that bacteria and viruses can affect health and that following simple routines can reduce their spread.
  • Recognise how their increasing independence brings increased responsibility to keep themselves and others safe.

Planning and Activities

Discuss one STD/I in more detail – HIV/Aids. Understand the difference between having the virus and the syndrome. Watch a video by children living with an HIV mother and discuss stigma involved with HIV/Aids. Look at statistics and discuss Memory Books and World Aids Day.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To find out about HIV/Aids.

Children will:

  • Explain how people infected with the HIV virus can develop Aids.
  • Explain in simple terms how people can & cannot become HIV-positive.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • In the News: HIV & Aids by Andrew Campbell (optional)
  • Access to internet