Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, your child will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect. Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
Through discussion and simple activities, your Year 4 child will be learning:
- To identify a wide range of feelings and recognise that different people can have different feelings in the same situation.
- To give examples of strategies to respond to people being bullied, including what people can do or say.
- To understand and identify stereotypes, including those promoted in the media.
- To identify the people who help them to stay healthy and safe.
- To define the terms ‘danger’, ‘risk’ and ‘hazard’ and explain the difference between them.
- To understand that medicines are drugs and explain safety issues for medicine use.
- To understand that the body gets energy from food, water and oxygen and that exercise and sleep are important to our health.
- To recognise that I have different types of relationships with people I know.
- To explain what we mean by a ‘positive, healthy relationship’.
- To recognise that there might be times they need to say ‘no’ to a friend.
- To recognise that marriage is a commitment to be entered into freely and not against someone’s will.
- To define the terms ‘secret’ and ‘surprise’ and know the difference between a safe and an unsafe secret.
- To understand how the onset of puberty can have emotional as well as physical impact.
- To understand that they have the right to protect their personal space.