To recognise that images in the media do not always reflect reality and can affect how people feel about themselves
That thankfulness builds resilience against feelings of envy, inadequacy, etc. and against pressure from peers or media
This week, pupils will learn:
That human beings are different to other animals;
About the unique growth and development of humans, and the changes that girls and boys will experience during puberty;
About the need to respect their bodies as a gift from God to be looked after well, and treated appropriately;
The need for modesty and appropriate boundaries.
How to make good choices that have an impact on their health: rest and sleep, exercise, personal hygiene, avoiding the overuse of electronic entertainment, etc.
This week, children will learn about:
Similarities and differences between people arise as they grow and mature, and that by living and working together (‘teamwork’) we create community;
Self-confidence arises from being loved by God (not status, etc).
In this week's RSE, the children will know that:
• We were created individually by God who cares for us and wants us to put our faith in Him.
• Physically becoming an adult is a natural phase of life.
• Lots of changes will happen during puberty and sometimes it might feel confusing, but it is all part of God’s great plan and the results will be worth it!