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.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recognise that change is part of growing up

Statutory guidance

  • Changing adolescent body: key facts about puberty and the changing adolescent body, particularly from age 9 through to age 11, including physical and emotional changes

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give words or pictures of things they may be doing when they are an adult so they can select the ones they like.

Pupils working at greater depth: Give headings and ask them to include information for each one e.g. how I look, what job I do, who do I know, where do I live, what skills do I have, what are my hobbies.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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