Activities

4. Bodies - similarities and differences

Pre-primary
Growing bodies
Staying safe
Students explore the physical features of people and identify similarities and differences between them.

5. My body inside and out

Pre-primary
Growing bodies
Staying safe
Students identify the correct names and location of their body parts (which may include genitalia). 

6. Public vs private body parts

Pre-primary
Growing bodies
Staying safe
Students develop their understanding of the differences between public and private body parts.

My milestones - birth to now

Year 1
Growing bodies
Students identify individual key developmental milestones from birth to the present and plot on a timeline.

Our own firsts: Personal achievements

Year 2
Communication skills
Growing bodies
Students explore the feelings associated with being able to do something by themselves for the first time and reflect on how personal achievements can influence a person’s identity.

My life from birth to now

Year 3
Growing bodies
Students identify important personal milestones from birth to present and reflect on how personal achievements and challenges have impacted and influenced their lives.

Strategies to manage change

Year 4
Communication skills
Growing bodies
Relationships
Students explore the physical, social and emotional changes that occur throughout a person’s life.

Messages about body image

Year 4
Growing bodies
Understanding gender
Values, rights, culture
Students explore different messages they get from a range of sources about ideal bodies and the impact these messages have on their own body image.

Reproductive systems

Year 5
Growing bodies

Students develop an understanding of the parts and functions of the reproductive systems.

Body changes during puberty

Year 5
Year 6
Growing bodies
Students are introduced to the physical, emotional and social changes that take place during puberty.

Taking care of your body during puberty

Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Growing bodies
Students identify appropriate self care practices which become increasingly important as they go through puberty.

Analysing health related websites and apps

Year 6
Communication skills
Growing bodies
Students investigate ways to access community resources to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing. They then determine criteria for the credibility of a website and evaluate a range of websites and apps.

Puberty - Managing change and transition

Year 6
Communication skills
Growing bodies
Relationships
Students develop an understanding that the changes that occur during puberty affect young people physically, socially and emotionally and that the changes can affect boys and girls differently.

Puberty kits

Year 6
Growing bodies
Students investigate body care products required when reaching puberty. They develop an understanding of why they are used, how they should be used and how advertising can influence our purchases.

Reproductive systems revision

Year 6
Growing bodies

Students revise their understanding of the parts and functions of the reproductive system.

Puberty part 1

Year 7
Year 8
Growing bodies

Students brainstorm feelings associated with puberty, explore the myths & facts of puberty using the Laugh and learn video as a stimulus and create an illustration of a myth and associated fact.

Puberty part 2

Year 7
Year 8
Growing bodies
Relationships

Students explores the physical, social & emotional changes associated with puberty using the Laugh and learn video as a stimulus and then create a mindmap of positive coping strategies.

Pregnancy and birth

Year 8
Growing bodies
Relationships
Sexual health
Through research, students develop an understanding of the stages of pregnancy and how to keep an unborn child healthy. Students create a poster or movie to promote healthy behaviours to keep the unborn child safe.

Body image

Year 9
Communication skills
Growing bodies
Understanding gender
Values, rights, culture

Students analyse how beauty is represented in the media through magazines and the impact this and the perceptions of others have on personal identities.