Year 4

Step Up Into Growing Up

Program Overview

Curriculum Links

Program Booklets

Extra Resources

Life is a journey of growth and change which we all go through. This journey can be daunting and confusing particularly as children progress towards puberty. To help students prepare for this journey, our Year 4 ‘Step Up Into Growing Up’ Program introduces them to the concepts of the cycle of life and growth, and normalising the varies ages and stages of life. We begin our program by looking at God’s creation (Genesis 1-2), our families and ourselves. Part of growing up is learning to deal with our emotions and feelings. Our sexuality component of the Year 4 Program focuses on students learning the difference between public and private parts, protecting ourselves and identifying unsafe situations, as well as identifying safe adults in our lives who we can reach out for support.

Program Overview

God Made Everything

(Genesis 1)

God Made Families

God Made Me

(Psalm 139:13-18)

God Made My Feelings

(Psalm 139:1-2)

The Circle of Life

Public & Private Parts

(Book - Only For Me)

Early Warning Signs


My Body Safety Rules

Yucky Images

(Book - Not For Kids)

Three Safety Questions


Extra Resources

Curriculum Links

  • ACPPS033 – Explore how success, challenge and failure strengthen identities

  • ACPPS034 – Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional changes

  • ACPPS035 – Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe

  • ACPPS036 – Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing

  • ACPPS037 – Describe how respect, empathy and valuing diversity can positively influence relationships

  • ACPPS038 – Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength

  • ACPPS040 – Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces

  • ACSSU072 – Living things have life cycles

  • ACSSU073 – Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive