The new LIFE module brings together aspects of PSHE and Citizenship to support pupils' spiritual, moral, cultural, mental (SMSC) development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
In Year 5, pupils study the following units: we are all different, decision making, risks and pressures, managing conflict and being involved in my community.
In Year 6, the scheme of work covers: taking responsibility for my safety, Its my body (health and puberty), rights, responsibilities and the law, preparing for the world of work, changing relationships and transition, managing change in preparation for moving into KS3.
In Year 7, the following topics are taught: learning and thinking skills, relationships, diversity, keeping safe, looking after your body, parliament and elections. In the summer term, wider issues are covered such as migration, fair-trade and where do our things come from.
Moving into Year 8, pupils initially study finances including earning and spending money. They then move onto relationships and valuing ourselves as individuals, health and well being, crime and punishment, peer pressure, self-esteem and drugs. They finish the year learning about career choices and British values.