DevelopandDelivertheProgram

Below you will find links to suggested teaching, learning and assessment activities that will help you to implement your program and ensure that it is aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education. Other learning areas that have content descriptions relevant to relationships and sexuality education include Science, Humanities & Social Sciences and English.

    Foundation

    Topic AreasSuggested Activities

    Growing Up

    • Personal Identity
    • Changes in growth and development

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • When I was a baby – pp.40-44
    • Baby Olympics – pp.45-48
    • I know my body too – pp. 49-53

    Relationships

    • Emotions
    • Friendships
    • Resolving Conflict
    • Protective behaviours

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Whom can we ask for help at school?
      – pp.58-61

    Other activity ideas:

    • Friendship role plays – create some friendship scenarios for students to act out and discuss the thoughts and feelings involved
    • Discuss how it might feel to be included or not included in activities
    • Respond to stories about characters who have been excluded from a group and discuss how the characters could deal with the situation
    • Identify and describe the emotions of people who are happy, sad, excited, tired, angry, scared or confused
    • Discuss situations when someone might feel happy, sad, excited, tired, angry, scared or confused at home and at school
    • Explore what it means to be kind, fair and respectful to others. Discuss how the health and wellbeing of the class can be improved when everyone is kind, fair and respectful to each other

    Years 1 and 2

    Topic AreasSuggested Activities

    Growing up

    • Personal Identity
    • Changes in growth and development

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Robot buddies – pp.63-67
    • There’s a name for that – pp.82-91

    Relationships

    • Emotions
    • Friendships
    • Resolving conflict
    • Protective behaviours
    • Inclusion, belonging and tolerance

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Family circles – pp.54-57
    • Whom can we ask for help at school? – pp.58-61 – Revisit and extend by including whom we can ask for help at home
    • Ways we care for one another – pp.78-81
    • Same and different – pp.68-71
    • Say “hello” – pp.72-76
    Topic AreasSuggested Activities

    Growing up

    • Personal Identity
    • Changes in growth and development
    • Introduction to puberty

    A different view of me
    Timeline of human growth and development
    Then and now
    They tell me this is puberty

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Getting information from the right places – pp.96-100

    Values and beliefs

    • Diversity
    • The influence of family and peers

    Chug chug
    Under the influence
    Family constellations

    Relationships

    • Emotions
    • Friendships
    • Resolving conflict
    • Protective behaviours
    • Inclusion, belonging and tolerance

    Welcome with a kiss?
    Early warning signals
    These are the people who can...
    Relationship circles
    Tell or don't tell?
    The touching I like
    The touching I don't like
    Reading our feelings
    Are you someone who...?
    Network hand of helping people
    What do you do?

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Qualities of friendship – pp.128-131
    • Gender – pp.132-134

    Reproduction

    • Anatomy
    • Conception, pregnancy and birth

    Doris and Boris
    True or false?
    Mummy laid an egg!
    Sometimes people need help to make a baby
    Pregnancy and birth timeline
    Reproductive body parts

    Topic AreasSuggested Activities

    Growing up

    • Physical, social and emotional changes of puberty
    • Sexual development

    Interview with a puberty survivor
    Common concerns about the changing body
    Puberty statements
    Explanation of menstruation
    Investigating sanitary products
    Embarrassing situations
    Dear teen doctor

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Coping with body changes – pp.158-166
    • Finding reliable information – pp.180-182

    Values and beliefs

    • Diversity
    • The influence of family and peers

    Every picture tells a story
    Stories about peer pressure
    Forced choice
    How would you feel?
    Sexuality collage

    Relationships

    • Emotions
    • Friendships
    • Resolving conflict
    • Protective behaviours
    • Inclusion, belonging and tolerance

    Network hand of helping people
    Visualising success
    How do you know someone likes you?
    Intimacy scale
    Forgive or forget

    Other activity ideas:

    • Develop an A-Z of emotions, defining, describing and illustrating an emotion for each letter of the alphabet
    • Explore stereotypes: discuss what stereotypes are;  analyse famous fairy tales and identify any stereotypes; write a new fairy tale that challenges stereotypes

    Reproduction

    • Anatomy
    • Conception, pregnancy and birth

    Naming it right
    Male and female reproductive body parts
    Reproductive bingo
    Ways to conceive - when you need medical help to conceive

    Download Catching on Early and refer to:

    • Menstruation, sperm production and conception – pp.167-176
    Topic AreasSuggested Activities

    Growing up

    • Physical, social and emotional changes during adolescence
    • Variations in relationships

    Helpful and unhelpful thinking
    Puberty statements
    Dear teen doctor
    Telling it your way

    Values and beliefs

    • Personal identity and values
    • Influence of family and peers
    • Respect for differing values and beliefs held in local, national and global contexts

    Big I, little i
    How would you feel?
    Under the influence
    Thinking, feeling, acting
    Values wheel
    In my opinion
    Stepping out

    Relationships

    • Positive relationships
    • Roles and responsibilities in sexual health
    • Sexual and gender diversity
    • Skills and strategies to prevent and resolve conflict
    • Sex and the law, media and community attitudes

    Relationship timeline
    What do you think?
    Intimacy scale
    Friendship scenarios
    Take a walk in my shoes
    Ways to say no
    Forgive or forget
    Collapsing friendships
    Giving relationships the green light
    Forced choice
    Network hand of helping people and helping places

    Download Catching on Later and refer to:

    • When is the right time? – pp.163-168

     

    Sexual health

    • Safer sex and abstinence, contraception and prevention of STIs
    • Reproductive health
    • Accessing health care
    • Sexual decision making

    Contraception kit
    Condom sequencing
    Dear fertility doctor
    Jump up game
    Handshake activity
    Decision making map

    Topic AreasSuggested Activities

    Values and beliefs

    • Personal identity and values
    • Influence of family and peers
    • Respect for differing values and beliefs held in local, national and global contexts

    Singing between the lines
    Gender stem statements
    Diverse, modern families
    Man in a box
    Choosing values
    Party risk taking

    Relationships

    • Positive relationships
    • Roles and responsibilities in sexual health
    • Sexual and gender diversity
    • Sexuality, gender and power
    • Skills and strategies to prevent and resolve conflict
    • Sex and the law, media and community attitudes

    Home interview: dating
    Hear, see and feel
    What is a healthy relationship?
    Intimacy scale
    Dear Dr. Love
    Okay or not okay?
    Warning signals
    Different stories
    What's the harm?
    What's going on?
    Phil and Cindy
    The porn industry
    Rate the risk: technology, safety and young people

    Sexual health

    • Safer sex and abstinence, contraception and prevention of STIs
    • Reproductive health
    • Accessing health care
    • Sexual decision making

    Katie and David
    Sexual continuum
    Living with HIV
    A spider web of STIs
    Accessing sexual health services
    First experiences of sex
    Stepping out - partying
    Fertility facts
    Fertility optimisation
    Contraception matching
    Condom demonstration
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