In this lesson, we will re-cap the signs of puberty in both boys and girls, look at some key definitions relating to these changes, and try to understand more about the function and appearance of our reproductive organs as we become teenagers.
Unit Overview: Changing adolescent body: Puberty and menstrual wellbeing
In this lesson, we will learn about neutron growth and 'rewiring' in the brain that leads to emotional changes. We will also find out about something called the 'learning spurt'.
In this lesson, we will learn about attraction caused by sex hormones. We will link this to ideas about body image and social behaviour, and explore normal emotions and behaviours in response to first sexual feelings.
In this lesson, we will learn about the importance of regular washing and hygiene in relation to particular body parts as we become teenagers.
In this lesson, we will learn about the typical cycle length of a period. We will look at reasons why periods are sometimes irregular, and the variety/choice of period products available.
In this lesson, we will learn about what constitutes a 'heavy' period and why this can happen. We will also learn that sometimes periods can also be painful, and we will explore options to help cope with this.
Units in RSHE (PSHE)
- Families: Relationships and human happiness
- Respectful relationships: Respect and friendship
- Online and media: Rights, responsibilities and keeping safe
- Mental wellbeing: Talking about emotions
- Internet safety and harms: Reality vs the online world
- Healthy lifestyles: Physical fitness and healthy eating
- Health and prevention: Basic health
- Changing adolescent body: Puberty and menstrual wellbeing
- Families: Stable relationships and marriage
- Respectful relationships: Stereotypes and bullying
- Online and media: Harmful contact
- Mental wellbeing: Recognising concerns
- Internet safety and harms: Body Image
- Drugs and alcohol: Smoking and Alcohol
- Health and prevention: Sleep and routines
- First aid
- Families: Being safe and reporting concerns
- Respectful relationships: Recognising and reporting criminal behaviour within relationships
- Online and media: Indecent image sharing
- Being safe: The law (consent, exploitation, and harassment)
- Intimate relationships: Positivity and health
- Mental wellbeing: Common types of ill health
- Internet safety and harms: Relationships and social media
- Drugs and alcohol: Prescription and illegal drugs
- Health and prevention: Immunisation and vaccination