Year 4 Safety and the changing body

Building awareness of online safety and the benefits and risks of sharing information online; identifying the difference between private and public; age restrictions; exploring the physical and emotional changes in puberty; the risks associated with tobacco; knowing how to help someone with asthma. Q&A Teacher videos with PSHE & Digital safety specialists on the themes of Healthy & safe relationships, The changing adolescent body and Digital safety.

This topic covers...

This topic covers some important and sensitive areas, including the physical and mental changes encountered during puberty.  Lesson 7 includes a unique puberty animation for the children to view.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Internet safety: Age restrictions

Learning about age restrictions and how they are designed to protect us

Lesson 2: Share aware

Understanding the benefits and risks of sharing material online.

Lesson 3: First Aid: asthma

Learning how to help someone who has asthma.

Lesson 4: Privacy and secrecy

Developing an understanding of privacy and the difference between secrets and surprises.

Lesson 5: Consuming information online

Understanding that not all information on search engines is valuable.

Lesson 6: Growing up

Learning about some of the physical changes pupils will experience as the go through puberty and understanding that physical change is part of growing up.

Lesson 7: Introducing puberty

Learning about the changes that males and females go through as they grow and develop from being a child to an adult; features a bespoke animated pupil video.

Lesson 8: Tobacco

Looking at the risks of smoking and beginning to understand the benefits of being a non-smoker.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources

Teacher video: The changing adolescent body

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Kate Daniels

Teacher video: Healthy & safe relationships

Q&A with PSHE & RSE Consultant and teacher Kate Daniels

Teacher video: Digital safety

Q&A with Digital safety & CEOP Ambassador Cat Lamin