YEAR 6 ONLY Lesson 6 (Cycle A): Physical and emotional changes of puberty

Further developing children's understanding of the physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty.

Teacher's note

Learning objective

  • To understand the changes that happen during puberty.

Statutory guidance

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

Success criteria

Non-statutory guidance

Before the lesson

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Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be given the Activity: Body parts quiz: multiple choice version.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be asked to give a range of suggested solutions for the problem page scenarios.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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