St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Summer term 1: Being my best


Year 3  will be looking at keeping myself healthy and well, Celebrating and developing my skills and Developing empathy. Here are some of the headings that will be covered in this topic: 

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing – Healthy eating

1. What constitutes a healthy diet (including understanding calories and other nutritional content).

2. The principles of planning and preparing a range of healthy meals.

3. The characteristics of a poor diet and risks associated with unhealthy eating (including, for example, obesity and tooth decay) and other behaviours (e.g. the impact of alcohol on diet or health).

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing – Health and prevention

5. About personal hygiene and germs including bacteria, viruses, how they are spread and treated, and the importance of handwashing.

6. The facts and science relating to allergies, immunisation and vaccination.

Relationships education – Respectful relationships

1. The importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds), or make different choices or have different preferences or beliefs.

2. Practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.

3. The conventions of courtesy and manners.

Relationships education – Online relationships

1. That people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not.

Summer term 2: Growing and Changing


In this term we will learn about relationships, changing bodies and puberty, Keeping safe, Safe and unsafe secrets. including: 

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing – Mental wellbeing

3. How to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others' feelings.

4. How to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing – Internet safety and harms

3. How to consider the effect of their online actions on others and know how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online and the importance of keeping personal information private.

5. That the internet can also be a negative place where online abuse, trolling, bullying and harassment can take place, which can have a negative impact on mental health.

7. Where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online.

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing – Basic first aid

1. How to make a clear and efficient call to emergency services if necessary.

2. Concepts of basic first-aid, for example dealing with common injuries, including head injuries.

Relationships education – Online relationships

1. That people sometimes behave differently online, including by pretending to be someone they are not.

2. That the same principles apply to online relationships as to face-to-face relationships, including the importance of respect for others online including when we are anonymous.

3. The rules and principles for keeping safe online, how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how to report them.

4. How to critically consider their online friendships and sources of information including awareness of the risks associated with people they have never met.

5. How information and data is shared and used online.

Relationships education – Being safe

1. What sorts of boundaries are appropriate in friendships with peers and others (including in a digital context).

2. About the concept of privacy and the implications of it for both children and adults; including that it is not always right to keep secrets if they relate to being safe.

3. That each person's body belongs to them, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact.

4. How to respond safely and appropriately to adults they may encounter (in all contexts, including online) whom they do not know.

5. How to recognise and report feelings of being unsafe or feeling bad about any adult.

7. How to report concerns or abuse, and the vocabulary and confidence needed to do so.

Relationships education – Changing adolescent body

1. Key facts about puberty and the changing adolescent body, particularly from age 9 through to age 11, including physical and emotional changes.

2. About menstrual wellbeing including the key facts about the menstrual cycle.

Relationships education – Caring friendships

1. How important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends.

2. The characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.

5. How to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others, if needed.

Relationships education – Respectful relationships

8. The importance of permission-seeking and giving in relationships with friends, peers and adults.