Year 6 Health Education

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Who or What Influences Me?

⦿ people who influence my beliefs, values and decisions about health including my family and peers

 
2

Who or What Influences Me?

⦿ the influence of the media in both positive and negative ways

 
3

My Relationships

⦿ types of relationships with others e.g. friendships, family, boyfriends, girlfriends

⦿ advantages and disadvantages of different relationship types

 
4

My Relationships

⦿ the importance of having different relationships (e.g. having more than one close friend)

⦿ qualities of a good friendship

⦿ how and why friendships change over time

 
5

Building Strong Relationships

⦿ relationship qualities that I value and reasons why

⦿ the meaning of respect, empathy and trust and what it looks like, feels like and sounds like in relationships

⦿ how to show empathy to others

⦿ how to use active listening to enhance relationships

 
6

Accepting Differences

⦿ we are all different in different ways

⦿ ways that our actions and choices impact others

⦿ we are all different

Task 1: Who or What Influences Me Essay (25%)
7

Safety

⦿ Safety in the school environment

 
8

Safety

⦿ Safety in the school environment

⦿ Safety in the sun

 
9

Safety

⦿ Safety in the outside school environment

⦿ Safety near or on the road

 
10

Safety

⦿ Safety in the outside school environment

⦿ Safety in the aquatic environment

 

Term 2

1

Puberty – Changes and Transitions

⦿ the influence of peers on developing relationships

⦿ growing independence, increasing reliance on peers and the importance of making decisions for yourself

 
2

Puberty – Changes and Transitions

⦿ things I can do to manage changes associated with puberty including ensuring proper hygiene

 
3

Puberty – Changes and Transitions

⦿ things I can do to manage changes associated with puberty including ensuring proper hygiene

 
4

Puberty – Changes and Transitions

⦿ things I can do to manage changes associated with puberty including ensuring proper hygiene

 
5

Puberty – Changes and Transitions

⦿ practical ways to control anger and minimise conflict e.g. counting, deep breathing, taking time out

 
6

Physical Health – Move More Sit Less

⦿ dimensions of health

⦿ types of physical activities

⦿ benefits of physical activity for health

 
7

Physical Health – Move More Sit Less

⦿ benefits of physical activity for health

⦿ social connection through physical activity

 
8

Physical Health – Move More Sit Less

⦿ how much physical activity is enough?

⦿ defining sedentary behaviour

⦿ identifying how much time I am sedentary

(linked to investigation and report)

 
9

Physical Health – Move More Sit Less

⦿ Class time allocated to work on investigation report)

 
10

Physical Health – Move More Sit Less

⦿ Discussion of report outcomes.

Task 2: Physical Activity Investigation and Report (25%)

Term 3

1

Resilience and Bouncing Back

⦿ how emotions/emotional responses influence behaviour

 
2

Resilience and Bouncing Back

⦿ reading body language to interpret what others may be feeling

 
3

Resilience and Bouncing Back

⦿ labelling/naming emotions and matching them to situations

⦿ changing emotions; different levels of intensity

 
4

Resilience and Bouncing Back

⦿ ways to manage disappointment across a variety of situations

⦿ bounce back skills and strategies to address setbacks such as using optimistic thinking and humour

 
5

Drugs and Health

⦿ types of drugs – depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens and their effects

 
6

Drugs and Health

⦿ what I already know about alcohol

⦿ myths about sobering up

⦿ short term harms of alcohol

⦿ effects of alcohol on the body

 
7

Drugs and Health

⦿ Why people choose to use or not use alcohol

⦿ Consequences of excessive alcohol use – body, relationships, law, livelihood.

 
8

Drugs and Health

⦿ staying safe around alcohol (how to reduce thepotential for harm)

⦿ where to find reliablesources of information about alcohol

 
9

Drugs and Health

⦿ Drugs and Health Test

Task 3: Drug Education Test (25%)

Term 4

1

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Connected

⦿ links between positive mental health and social connectedness

 
2

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Connected

⦿ examples of programs which support social connections in your community

⦿ places and people in the local community, and further afield who can help to meet health needs and concerns

⦿ comfort – are you comfortable to use this source of information?

 
3

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Connected

⦿ my social networks, and what I can do to stay socially connected with others

 
4

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Connected

⦿ helping others to connect socially

 
5

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Connected

⦿ links between positive mental health and social connectedness

 
6

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Safe Online

⦿ cyber bullying as a type of bullying

 
7

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Safe Online

⦿ examples of programs which support social connections in your community

 
8

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Safe Online

⦿ my social networks, and what I can do to stay socially connected with others

 
9

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Staying Safe Online

⦿ helping others to connect socially

Task 4: Cyber Safety Poster (25%)

 

 

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 6 Syllabus for Health Education can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/