Preparing children for the changes that will come with their transition to secondary school is an essential component of Year 6. As part of our PSHE Curriculum, we study how we get along in different groups of people and how our individuality is an essential part of who we are.
We also look at the changes that we all go through during the teenage years. As a class, we discuss our changing emotions and relationships, as well as considering how our bodies change. During the second part of the summer term, the children take part in two sessions which look at how our bodies change in preparation for adulthood. The first session will look at how our reproductive systems will develop through puberty and we will learn about how babies are made using videos, discussion and books.
During the second session we will look at how babies develop inside the womb and how they continue to grow afterwards. Using models, books and video, we look at the relationships that are formed within families and the kinds of loving relationships that create happy babies. The videos used in these sessions will be shared with Parents nearly a term beforehand and letters will go out before the sessions to let you know that these are happening. This has proved to be a very useful experience for the children.