Living and learning: body image

Tuesday 04 July 2023

In Living and Learning we are learning about body image.

Body image describes our idea of how our body looks and how we think it is perceived by others. This can include our thoughts and feelings about our height, weight, shape, skin, colour, and our appearance and attractiveness more broadly.

We started our session by looking at adverts and discussing whether what we saw in the adverts was real or fake. We then talked about the implications that adverts/media can have on our self esteem and body image.

We talked about the fact that we are all different and therefore all look different. Year 3 discussed how we should be confident in who we are – love ourselves and our bodies and not comment on other peoples.

Year 3 also shared how although we can sometimes be aware of what we look like – it’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Help at home by asking your child what they like about themselves. This links to last week’s Living and Learning statement – I can say something good about myself.