What is a period?
This lesson aims to develop an understanding of menstruation.
Foundation Knowledge for this lesson includes differentiation of male and female bodies; awareness of age and body differences between babies, children, adolescents, and adults; receptive identification of vagina; public and private body parts; receptive identification of sanitary pads, bin, toilet, and underpants; receptive identification of blood.
- Knowledge extension: talk through the process of the menstrual cycle, the reasons for it, ways of managing periods, the role of hormones, fertility, etc.
- Address any worry or anxiety about periods.
- Present alongside other lessons: such as who has periods, signs of menstruation beginning, changes in puberty, feelings and behaviours experienced during a menstrual cycle.