Show the PowerPoint of different lifecycle images. Ask the children to think about what life cycles they can see in the pictures. Clarify for the children what a lifecycle is and how things grow and change from a baby to an adult.
Ask them to think about how their bodies might change and to share with a family member how this feels e.g. exciting, scary, strange, etc. Share some ideas and reinforce the learning that things around us do change and that is OK.
Children to choose one life cycle and to draw the egg/baby/seed/infant and how it changes to become an adult or fully grown. Children to label their pictures and write a sentence to describe the changes.
Show the PowerPoint pictures of a baby, toddler, teenager, adult to elderly person. In talking partners, ask the children to describe two changes they can visibly see that happen to an elderly person. Share ideas. Draw out from the children how our bodies might change and ask them to think about what other changes might happen, e.g. bodies become slower, old people run less but might get wiser and kinder.
Make the point that change is a natural process as we get older and we have no control over it. We will all become old and all grow from a baby, to a toddler, to a child, to a teenager, to an adult to an old person.
Draw a picture of an older person who is special to them on a leaf template. On the back of the leaf template, invite the children to write two things they respect/like or love about this person.
Children create their own timelines for baby to adult using the template provided.
Consider what they could/ will be able to do at each age and to draw pictures or write this down on the template.
e.g. Baby: I couldn’t walk or talk; Toddler: I learnt to walk and feed myself; Child: I now go to school and can read; etc.
Task 4 SEX ED - official body part names!
Discuss how clothes can sometimes help us to see from the outside the difference between boys and girls (though they can often be quite similar).
From earlier ask what ideas the children had about other differences in what boys and girls do and how they behave?
Gently question and challenge, to establish that none of these differences applies to all boys and girls.
Challenge gender stereotypes and establish that private body parts is one way you can differentiate boys from girls
Draw an outline of 2 child-sized people. From the outlines, ask if we can we tell whether they are boys or girls? Not really.
Use the body parts cards and invite children, one at a time, to place them as appropriate on the outlines (you will need duplicates of all the cards that are common to both genders).
Now we can tell which is which, because the bodies are different - but we don’t normally see people like that! Explain that most boys are born with male body parts, and most girls with female parts (you don’t need to expand on this).
Task 5 SEX ED - official body part names!
Look at the powerpoint all about our bodies - this includes labelling naked boy and girl this includes scientific names e.g. Penis. If you are happy to then please go through the powerpoint and then either label the body parts or have a go at the swimming costume designing activity!
Explain that the start of a new school year can be a big change. Ask the children to think about what they might be looking forward to in their next school year and to talk to their talking parent about it.
“One thing I am looking forward to next year is …’.
Another leaf template, children to draw or write on one side of the leaf:
• -one thing they are looking forward to about getting older
• -one thing they would like to change for themselves next year and how they will go about it e.g. to get better at reading by practising more often
On the other side of the leaf:
• -to explain how they feel about getting older and facing new changes
Have a go at one of the "I am amazing" templates (2 to choose from) and keep this safe to give to your new teacher in Year 3! Tell them what an amazing person you are and all the things that make you so fantastic!