Activities

Different bodies

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

Public vs private body parts

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

My body inside and out

Pre-primary
Growing Bodies
Staying Safe
Students can identify the correct names and location of their body parts, including private areas (genitalia). The concept of self-protection is introduced.

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.

Messages about body image

Year 4
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
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 male and female reproductive systems.

Puberty kits

Year 6
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
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.

Menstruation and conception

Year 7
Growing Bodies
Students develop an understanding of the purpose and function of menstruation and conception, and the relationship between the two processes

**External resources**

Year 7
Year 8
Diversity
Emotional Wellbeing
Growing Bodies
Health Literacy
Respectful Relationships
Staying Safe
The practical guide to love, sex and relationships

Pregnancy and birth

Year 8
Emotional Wellbeing
Growing Bodies
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.