Over the coming weeks, we will be covering our RSHE lessons on Puberty and Life Cycles. All teaching of this topic adheres to the teachings and values of our Catholic Faith. In these sessions, pupils will explore the changes that happen to their bodies as they get older (boys and girls) as well as the miraculous nature of human conception and birth. With the underpinning knowledge that we were handmade by God with our parents’ help, children will go on a journey to discover how life is created in the womb.
Children will learn: that they were handmade by God with the help of their parents, how a baby grows and develops in its mother’s womb including, scientifically, the uniqueness of the moment of conception and how conception and life in the womb fits into the cycle of life. This will include the main stages of development of a baby, including: Conception (sperm meeting the egg), Implantation (the egg finding its home in the womb lining), Embryo (growing fertilised egg is called this until 8 weeks), Foetus (growing fertilised egg is called this after 8 weeks), Birth.
By the end of the session children will be able to discuss the stages of life before birth, will have a better knowledge of technical terms related to life before birth and engage in a time of prayerful reflection.
There is a link for you in the letter below to view the lesson content and resources that we will be using. Thank you!