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Year 5

Autumn Term

Myself

  • Discussion on what makes a Year 5 pupil happy/sad
  • Making friends, including advice on tackling bullying
  • Keeping safe - work with resources from the Northumberland Safety Workshop

Spring Term

Healthy Lifestyles

  • New Year resolutions
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs and smoking
  • Sun safety

Summer Term

Responsiblities: pets and money

  • Looking at the work of voluntary groups, RSPCA
  • Pets and responsibilities
  • Cost of looking after pets

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Year 6

Autumn Term

Rules, Rights and Responsibilities

  • Discuss the need for rules and formulate a class code
  • PSHE ground rules
  • Focus on peer pressure - particularly anti-bullying
  • Rules, rights and responsibilities in the home

Spring Term

Study Skills

  • Learn about effective time management
  • Focus on techniques for revision, note taking, research skills

Summer Term

Caring for the Environment

  • Investigation of environmental issues
  • Looking at the environmental impact of chocolate production
  • Focus on recycling and the production of environmentally-friendly products

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Year 7

Autumn Term

Relationships

  • What makes a good friendship?
  • What are the qualities of a good friend?
  • What will it be like when I have a romantic relationship?
  • What do I need to know about dating?
  • How do my relationships with family change as I grow older?
  • How does divorce change family relationships?
  • Where do I get help if I need support and advice about relationships?

Personal Finance

  • What is a budget?
  • How do I make a budget for my pocket money?
  • How do I shop on a budget? Where can I keep my money safe?
  • What are banks and building societies?
  • What types of bank accounts are there?

Spring Term

Drugs Education

  • What are cigarettes?
  • How does smoking affect you?
  • Why is smoking dangerous?
  • Why do people smoke?
  • What is addiction?
  • What types of alcohol are there?
  • How does alcohol affect you?
  • Why is it dangerous to drink a lot of alcohol?

Global Issues

  • What does it mean to recycle?
  • Why is it important to recycle?
  • What happens if we don't recycle?
  • What things can be recycled?
  • What happens to them when they are recycled?

Summer Term

Sex Education: Unit 1

  • What is puberty?
  • What happens when I go through puberty?
  • What is personal hygiene?
  • Why is it important?
  • What do I need to know about sex?
  • What are STIs?
  • How do I protect myself from catching an STI?
  • What is a condom?

Enterprise: Unit 1

  • What is an enterprise?
  • What is an entrepreneur?
  • What skills and personal qualities do I need to be enterprising?
  • Why is it important to be enterprising?
  • What can I learn from some famous entrepreneurs?

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Year 8

Autumn Term

Rules, Rights and Responsibilities

  • Understand the need for rules
  • Discuss what happens when rules break down
  • Compare codes of rules and laws for different societies
  • Board games project - group dynamics
  • Consider pupils' own attitudes to rules and laws
  • Assessment of ability to function within a group situation

Spring Term

Decision Making

  • Find out how Britain is governed - Parliament, democracy, and the right to vote
  • Debate topical issues
  • Focus on the laws relating to children
  • Discuss visions of the future of education

Summer Term

Drug Awareness

  • Discuss the definition of a drug
  • Find out about different drugs and their effects
  • Alcohol - mini project
  • Assessment unit - perspective on alcohol consumption

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