Taster Session - Rossett School

Lesson 1
Unit 1 AS-Level
Health & Social Care
Watch this!!
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAoyzeypsBY (2mins)
What’s that all about?
Question: What is a persons lifespan?
Lesson Outcomes
• To be able to understand the key definitions of
Human Growth and Development so that I can
recognise and describe key
developments/events through a person’s life
course linked to life stages
• To be able to demonstrate an understanding
of the difference between growth and
Human Growth & Development
What do we mean by the term:
– Growth?
Human growth: refers to an increase in physical size, both mass
and height. This occurs because the number of body cells
increases and individual cells get bigger as they contain more
material and become more sophisticated in their range of
Human Growth & Development
What do we mean by the terms:
– Development?
Human development: refers to increasing skills and abilities and
capacities and can be physical, social, intellectual and emotional.
People can continue to develop throughout their lifetime
although at different rates.
Human Growth & Development
Consider how people grow and develop through a typical
Pairs activity: Time 10 minutes
Using the information on the following slide, discuss and
produce a timeline for each child in the case study then feedback
• You can use any appropriate app
Human Growth & Development
Tom and Lucy are 2 year
old twins. Working with a
partner, identify the major
events that are likely to
happen to Tom and Lucy
during their lives. For
example by the age of 5
they will have started
Human Growth & Development
So, how do people grow and develop through their lives?
• We know that during a life course people can pass through
many different life stages.
• Each individual is unique in their growth and development but
at certain times of their lives (in other words the stage of life
that they are at), they can expect certain changes or events to
Think and do time!
Using any suitable iPad app, create and label a diagram of what
you think are the life stages in human development.
Include the following:
• A name for your life stage
• The age range that you life stage begins and ends
Let’s share our diagrams?
Exploring human growth and
development across the life stages
The life stages are:
Infancy (0 – 2 years)
Early Childhood (3 – 8 years)
Adolescence (9 – 18 years)
Early Adulthood (19 – 45 years)
Middle Adulthood (46 – 65 years)
Later Adulthood (65+ years)
Why do you think adulthood is divided into 3 parts???
• Draw a table using your iPad or on paper– title
My Family
• 4 columns
1 name
2 relation to you e.g. mother, father , uncle etc.
3 age
4 life stage
• Complete the table with as many family and
extended family members as you can.
• Let’s share
Lets review
Key Terms Card sort activity in pairs:
2 mins
Match the key term with its definition
Life Span
Life Course
Life Stage
A change in size or weight and is easy to measure.
Acquiring new skills and capabilities, such as being able to
count, write and handle our own emotions.
The period of time a person exists between birth and
The unique pattern of events and influences that shape a
person’s development and experience between birth and
An age related period of growth and development.
Early Childhood
9 - 18
Early Adulthood
19 - 45
Middle Adulthood
46 - 65
Later Adulthood
65 +
Organise a research placement
What do you need to do?
Research a number of suitable placements where you could attend 2-3 hours per
week every week from September 2014 to End of March 2015
What would be suitable???
– Nurseries
– Care homes
– Primary schools
– After school care organisations attached to primary schools (e.g. Fun Club)
Approach a prospective organisation to ask if in principle when you start sixth form in
September you would be able to do your research placement there.
If successful get details such as;
– Name of organisation
– Name of person to contact
– Contact phone number and email
Provide these details to Mrs Daly on return to school in September