Puberty lesson plan pack

Explore the physical changes that occur during puberty and the effect these can have on an individual's emotions, identity and sexuality

Ages

  • KS3

Subjects

  • PSHE

What's this for?

Use this lesson plan, PowerPoint and accompanying videos to explore with your class the physical changes that occur during puberty and the effect these can have on an individual's emotions, identity and sexuality.

Using peer-to-peer discussion, scenarios and videos, students will be encouraged to examine the impact of puberty and find ways in which they can seek support if they are finding puberty challenging.

The accompanying videos are featured below.

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Videos

KickThePj talks about growing up

Play video on Rise Above website

Can puberty affect your head as well as your body?

Play video on Rise Above website

Learning outcomes

After the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  • describe the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty
  • identify ways of managing the changes that occur during puberty
  • explain where to seek advice and support about the changes that occur during puberty

For more information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom, visit the PSHE Association website.

Curriculum

Supports the PSHE curriculum

KS3

Core theme 1: Health and wellbeing

Pupils should have the opportunity to learn:

  • H5 – the characteristics of mental and emotional health and strategies for managing it, and a range of healthy coping strategies

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