Asking for Help
Pupils can recognise when they may need help to manage a situation and have developed the skills to ask for help.
• I can recognise situations that I will need help to manage
• I know who I can ask for help
• I have practised asking for help
This lesson has the potential to lead to safeguarding disclosures as pupils are equipped with the knowledge, language and skills to ask for help with situations that are causing them concern. It is important that pupils are informed of who and when they can speak to people in school about their concerns both now and in the future.
Peer pressure scenarios and strategies
Game of pressure and help
Asking for help
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