Health Education 6

Course Outline

Health education grades 4–6 builds on foundational learning and skill development from grades Primary–3 and continues its focus on the development of life skills through investigation of concepts related to mental health literacy, safe and healthy relationships, substance misuse prevention, injury prevention, human growth and development, and chronic disease prevention through a study of health behaviours that together promote physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

Health education curriculum is integrated primarily within English language arts and secondarily within mathematics in accordance with Plan for Instruction: Revised Time-to-Learn Strategy: Grades 4–6 (2016). Within this strategy there is discreet time available for learning and teaching within health education. The curriculum offers many opportunities for links to and integration with learning outcomes in other content areas, including science, social studies, and visual arts.


  • Learners will analyse how health behaviours enhance physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health
  • Learners will investigate the components of mental health literacy
  • Learners will investigate sexual and reproductive health information
  • Learners will analyse how relationships impact physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health
  • Learners will analyse the impacts of substances on the health and safety of children.

Updated June 26, 2023