During the Autumn Term in Year Four, we are focusing on the units 'Families and people who care for me' and 'Mental Wellbeing'.
Families and people who care for me
1. Families are important for children growing up because they can give love, security and stability.
2. Characteristics of healthy family life, commitment to each other, including in times of difficulty, protection and care for children and other family members, the importance of spending time together and sharing each other’s lives.
3. Others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they should respect those differences and know that other children’s families are also characterised by love and care for them.
4. That stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up.
5. Marriage represents a formal and legally recognised commitment of two people to each other which is intended to be lifelong.
6. How to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice from others if needed.