Pupils realise the nature and consequences of discrimination, including the use of prejudice-based language.
• I know the correct terms to describe gender and sexuality
• I know that treating someone as 'wrong' or 'less than' because of their gender
• I have considered appropriate ways to communicate about gender and sexuality
homophobic, biphobic and transphobic
A lack of understanding around terminology to describe gender and sexuality can lead to inappropriate use of terms and can also be a factor in homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Whilst the focus of this lesson is on understanding gender and sexuality, the subject of same-gender sex may arise. If a pupil raises the question of how people of the same gender have sex, we will say "People have sex in different ways. What matters is that both people respect each other and agree to what is happening. No one should ever do anything that they are uncomfortable or unwilling to do". Ensure that any misuse of terminology is corrected gently. It is important not to suggest that the word is wrong. Instead, check the pupil's understanding of the term and suggest the correct term, clarifying its meaning.
Find the fact
My Body 1
Pupils can anticipate how their body may change as they approach and move through puberty.
• I know how the male body can be affected by puberty
• I know how the female body can be affected by puberty
• I have thought about how these body changes might make someone feel about themselves
puberty, penis, erection, wet dream, foetus, vulva, hygiene
Some pupils may already be experiencing puberty. Puberty can start from the age of 8 years, being triggered by a range of hormonal changes that help the transition from childhood to adulthood. It is important to foster the necessary behaviour and learning skills within pupils to enable this lessons to be taught co-educationally. Whilst you may feel it necessary to separate pupils by gender, this could prove compromising for a transgender or intersex pupil. Additionally, it is essential that pupils are aware of how both their own body and that of others may develop and change so they understand and have empathy towards this.
Puberty predictions: Boy
Puberty predictions: Girl
My Body 2
Pupils can explain what sexual intercourse is and how this leads to reproduction, using the correct terms to describe the male and female sexual organs.
sexual intercourse, conception
Give pupils prior notice of this lesson. It may be helpful invite pupils to put any questions related to the lesson that they would like to ask in an "ask-it" basket prior to the lesson. This will provide a useful baseline assessment, ensuring that the lesson is pitched at a relevant level.