Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine

Year 4

This content will be delivered through standalone PSHE lessons and will be revisited and embedded throughout our school days. If you have any concerns regarding the content of our curriculum, please contact Miss Wilson (Assistant Head/Curriculum Lead). 

We will always inform parents/carers 2 weeks prior to beginning lessons about puberty/sex education. We will also send a reminder the day before. 

Being Me in My World - Puzzle 1

Through this unit, children will consider the importance of different roles within our school community and the responsibilities that each role brings. Learning about democracy will be supported with reference to our School Council. Children will be encouraged to be empathetic, considering how their actions can impact on others. 


  • I can explain why being listened to and listening to others is important in our school community 
  • I can explain why being democratic is important and can help people to feel valued  
  • I can problem solve and offer different solutions to help my team, class and school 


Celebrating Differences - Puzzle 2 

Through this unit, children will consider how we sometimes make assumptions based on age, gender and appearance and how these assumptions can be incorrect. They will revisit learning about what to do if they experience or witness bullying. 


  • I can tell you a time when my first impression of somebody changed as I got to know them 
  • I can explain why bullying might be difficult to spot and what to do about it if I am unsure 


Dreams and Goal - Puzzle 3 

Through this unit, children will consider and share their hopes and dreams. They will consider their role in completing a group challenge. 


  • I can deal with disappointment by thinking about what went wrong; I can make new plans to avoid similar obstacles and can set new goals 
  • I can explain what it means to be resilient and to have a positive attitude and I understand how these attributes increase my chances of success 


Healthy Me - Puzzle 4 

Through this unit, children will consider friendship groups, how they are formed and what makes them fit in. They will consider how they can be strong in their own sense of what is right and wrong. 


I will revisit my learning about how drugs can be helpful and harmful 

  • I can recognise when people are putting me under pressure and I can explain ways to resist this
  • I can identify feelings of anxiety and fear associated with peer pressure 
  • I know how to manage feelings of anxiety and fear associated with peer pressure to keep myself safe and to make healthy choices
  • I understand that smoking and alcohol can cause harm 
  • I understand the importance of brushing my teeth correctly and regularly; visiting the dentist and not eating too much sugar 


Relationships - Puzzle 5

Through this unit, children will consider different emotions that may arise within their relationships, including jealousy. They will talk about having a boyfriend or girlfriend when they are older. They will consider how they can show appreciation for people who are special to them. 


  • I can talk about different ways that love can be shown for special people and animals  
  • I recognise how people are feeling when they miss a special person or animal 
  • I can suggest ways that might help people to manage their feelings when they miss a special person or animal

Additional Safeguarding: 

I will revisit my learning about how violence at home, in school and in the wider community is unacceptable and I can tell you what I should do if I witness violence 



Changing Me - Puzzle 6 

Through this unit, children will revisit naming body parts, using scientific terminology. They will revisit and embed their learning about puberty. Children will identify some things they are looking forward to as they move to their new year group. Girls will have a separate lesson where they will learn about, handle and discuss different sanitary products. 


  • I can summarise the changes that happen to boys' and girls' bodies that prepare them for making a baby when they are older (This will include a revisit of menstruation. Both boys and girls will be taught about this separately. All children will learn about the changes that happen to boys and girls)
  • Know the names of the different internal and external body parts that are needed to make a baby

  • I can explain some of the choices I might make in the future 

  • I understand that some changes are out of my control 
  • I can offer suggestions about how I might manage my feelings when changes happen 
  • I know who I can talk to if my body isn't being respected by somebody
  • I know when it is appropriate to talk about body parts and puberty