Sex and Relationship Education

8.12.17

 

Dear parents and carers

 

Re: Sex and Relationship Education

 

Please find below a copy of a letter sent out to all parents and carers on 10.5.17.  Please make sure you are familiar with the topics being covered so you are able to support your child’s learning with any questions that may arise.  If you have any questions please pop in and speak to the class teacher or Ms Starkey.

 

 

We have been working very hard to update our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) provision, this includes our Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).  These updates will take place from September 2017 and staff are receiving training on delivering this curriculum.

 

We recognise how important it is that we work in partnership with parents, as the child’s first educator; this is essential for effective sex and relationship education. Research shows that children and young people want to receive their initial sex and relationship education from their parents and families, with school and other adults building on this later. But many parents find it difficult to talk to their children about sex and relationships.

 

Here is some information for you to consider about SRE

 

The teaching of some aspects of sex and relationship education might nevertheless be of particular concern to some parents. We have a responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of pupils.

 

Some parents may need to be reassured that the personal beliefs and attitudes of teachers will not influence the teaching of sex and relationship education within the PSHE framework.

 

Teachers and all those contributing to sex and relationship education are expected to work within an agreed values framework as described in the school’s policy which must be in line with current legislation, we have spent a lot of time researching and reading to make sure we get this absolutely correct for you and the children.

 

Parents are the key people in:

teaching their children about sex and relationships;

maintaining the culture and ethos of the family;

helping their children cope with the emotional and physical aspects of growing up;

preparing them for the challenges and responsibilities that sexual maturity brings.

 

Parents may need support in:

helping their children learn the correct names of the body;

talking with their children about feelings and relationships;

answering questions about growing up, having babies, bodily changes, relationships

 

We will always work in partnership with parents, consulting you regularly on the content of sex and relationship education programmes. Reflection around parents’ own experiences of sex education can often lead to a productive discussion in which teachers and parents can start planning sex and relationship education provision for their children. Parents need to know that the school’s sex and relationship education programme will complement and support their role as parents.

 

 

 

We welcome comments and discussion around this curriculum content and will be available on Wednesday 7th June 2-3pm and 6-7pm should you wish to come and speak with us.

 

Year 1 and 2* - Lesson 1 - Male and Female - by the end of the lesson the children will understand that all babies (human and animals) have mothers and fathers.

Understand that they themselves are made by two grown-up people, one woman, a mum, and one man, a dad.

 

Year 1 and 2 - Lesson 2 - Growing and Changing - by the end of the lesson the children will understand what people can and cannot do at different ages.

 

Year 1 and 2 - Lesson 3 Friends - by the end of the lesson the children will understand relationships beyond the family and why these are also important.

 

Year 1 and 2 - Lesson 4 - Families of all Kinds - by the end of the lesson the children will know and understand why families are special for caring and sharing.

Understand how feelings and actions have an impact on other people.

 

Year 1 and 2 - Lesson 5 - Gender Stereotypes - by the end of the lesson the children will recognise that we have certain features in common with other people.

Understand that particular combinations of characteristics make us unique and special.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 1 - Growing and Changing - by the end of the lesson the children will recognise that change is part of growing up.  The class will be looking at how we change as we are growing up and how this aspects fits in with differences between being male or female.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 2 - Male and Female - by the end of the lesson the children will appreciate that there are a number of very important organs in the human body.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 3 - Reproduction/Life Cycles - by the end of the lesson the children will think about why reproduction is necessary in all species and reflect on what happens when a life cycle ends or is broken.  We will be exploring the cycle of having a baby who grows up and has a baby creating families.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 4 - Families of all Kinds - by the end of the lesson the children will think about the importance of the relationships they have with members of their family and consider the ways in which others care for them.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 5 - Relationships/Types of Love - by the end of the lesson the children will reflect upon different types of love; for family, friends, pets, places, possessions.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 6 - Gender and Stereotypes - by the end of the lesson the children will consider the roles of different members of the family and whether they depend on gender.

 

Year 3 - Lesson 7 - Good and bad touches - by the end of the lesson the children will know the difference between good and bad touches and where to get help and support.  This will include recapping on the NSPCC Underwear Rule.

 

Year 4 - Lesson 1 - Growing and Changing - by the end of the lesson the children will explore the physical and emotional changes that take place at the onset of puberty and discuss their feelings.  They will be able to say what changes happen to girls and boys during puberty.

 

Year 4 - Lesson 2 - Male and Female - by the end of the lesson the children will reinforce their knowledge and understanding of male and female sexual development, and extend their biological vocabulary of physical processes.

 

Year 4 - Lesson 3 - Menstruation by the end of the lesson the children will have basic knowledge about periods.

 

Year 4 - Lesson 4 - Reproduction - by the end of the lesson the children will understand some of the processes of fertilisation and how pregnancy occurs.

 

Year 4 lesson 5 - Babies 1 - by the end of the lesson the children will consider the huge impact a baby has on a family

 

Year 4 - Lesson 6 - Babies 2 - by the end of the lesson the children will understand that the health of a mother and the health of her unborn child are closely linked.  Think about practical ways they can help a pregnant woman; mother, sister, aunt.

 

Year 4 - Lesson 7 - Babies 3 - by the end of the lesson the children will know how a baby is born

 

Year 4 - Lesson 8 - Family - by the end of the lesson the children will know that they inherit features from their parents.

 

Year 5 - Lesson 1 - Puberty - by the end of the lesson the children will know the main changes for boys and girls associated with puberty and understand these are changes that they have no control over.

 

Year 5 - Lesson 2 - Menstruation - by the end of the lesson the children will know and understand the process of menstruation and the part it plays in human reproduction.

 

Year 5 - Lesson 3 - Reproduction by the end of the lesson the children will know and understand the process of reproduction and how this part of a loving relationship.  Know and understand the process of how babies are born.

 

Year 5 - Lesson 4 - Parenting - by the end of the lesson the children will understand that babies take a lot of looking after.  Know and list a selection of different responsibilities of a parent.

 

Year 5 - Lesson 5 - Personal hygiene by the end of the lesson the children will understand that good personal hygiene is an essential part of growing up.

 

Year 5 - Lesson 6 - Family - by the end of the lesson the children will develop an understanding of different sorts of family and the role of the family.

 

Year 6 - Lesson 1 - Personal hygiene - by the end of the lesson the children will understand that bacteria and viruses can affect health and that following simple, safe routines can reduce their spread.

 

Year 6 - Lesson 2 - Puberty in girls - by the end of the lesson the children will recognise there are some changes we can choose and some we can’t.  Recognise that change is a part of growing up. · Describe the bodily changes for girls during puberty.

 

Year 6 - Lesson 3 - Puberty in boys - by the end of the lesson the children will recognise there are some changes we can choose and some we can’t and ecognise that change is a part of growing up. · Describe the bodily changes for boys during puberty.

 

Year 6 - Lesson 4 - Relationships - by the end of the lesson the children will learn about the development of relationships.  Examine the images of sex portrayed in the media.

 

Year 6 - Lesson 5 - Menstruation - by the end of the lesson the children will understand the female monthly cycle and about how the body changes during puberty.  Be able to identify the body parts of the male/female reproductive system.

 

Lesson 1 - Male and Female - by the end of the lesson the children will understand that all babies (human and animals) have mothers and fathers.

Understand that they themselves are made by two grown-up people, one woman, a mum, and one man, a dad.

 

Lesson 2 - Growing and Changing - by the end of the lesson the children will understand what people can and cannot do at different ages.

 

Lesson 3 Friends - by the end of the lesson the children will understand relationships beyond the family and why these are also important.

 

Lesson 4 - Families of all Kinds - by the end of the lesson the children will know and understand why families are special for caring and sharing.

 Understand how feelings and actions have an impact on other people.

 

Lesson 5 - Gender Stereotypes - by the end of the lesson the children will recognise that we have certain features in common with other people.

 Understand that particular combinations of characteristics make us unique and special.

 

* Year 2 will recognise and compare the main external parts of the bodies of humans this is a requirement of the National Curriculum Science subject

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