YEAR 4 ONLY Lesson 7 (Cycle B): 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.

Teacher's note

Learning objective

  • To recognise the physical differences between children and adults.

Statutory guidance

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

Success criteria

Non-statutory guidance

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: To support them with Activity: Body changes, provide labels for the changes that occur.  Show children the physical samples of hygiene products to show children such as shower gel, sponge, deodorant and shampoo.


Pupils working at greater depth: Ask children to write an advert or jingle to give a key message on personal hygiene.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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