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Meadows Primary School and Nursery

Relationships & Sex Education

As part of the statutory National Curriculum, aspects of relationship and sex education are taught to all children. Your child will begin the age-appropriate sessions for their year group next half term. This will include understanding growth, life cycles, healthy relationships and hygiene.

At Meadows, we believe that this biological approach needs to be balanced with an emphasis on relationships, feelings and values. We are particularly focused on ensuring our children know how to keep themselves safe and healthy and develop confidence and self-esteem to ensure they are not vulnerable or exploited in any way.

In order to achieve the above, we choose to deliver the ‘Shropshire Respect Yourself: Eat better, Move more, Relationship and Sex Education programme’. This programme has been nationally recognised, is informed by good practice guidance and has received the Quality Kitemark from the Personal, Social, Health Education Association.

As part of our planning for the delivery of this programme we have ensured that there is consistency with our school’s ethos and related policies, such as safeguarding, equalities and bullying.

Below, you can find a wealth of information and resources to support your understanding of how and what we teach in our Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum.

RSE Curriculum Coverage at Meadows

Click the year group links to view all lesson planning and resources.

 Year Group

In our Relationships and Sex Education children will learn to…

Year 1

 

  • Recognise and understand how we have changed from a baby.
  • Identify and recognise their skills and abilities.
  • Understand the difference between boys’ and girls’ bodies, naming the external body parts.
  • Recognise and respect differences.
  • Compare and contrast themselves with others

Year 2

  • Increase their awareness and understanding of changes.
  • Identify and recognise their skills and abilities.
  • Understand the difference between boys’ and girls’ bodies, naming the external body parts.
  • Recognise and respect differences.
  • Compare and contrast themselves with others

Year 3

  • To prepare for and understand changes that occur as part of puberty.
  • To recognise physical and emotional changes.

Year 4

  • To know that during puberty a body changes form a child to an adult and that this is part of the life cycle.
  • To develop the skill of recognising and understanding emotional changes as well as physical changes.
  • To become confident in awareness of life cycle change and know that conception and birth are features.
  • To begin to understand that each person will experience puberty differently and why the body changes in puberty.
  • To understand basic facts about pregnancy.

Year 5

  • To know and understand the physical and emotional changes that take place during puberty, why they happen and how to manage them.
  • To know and understand life processes common to all humans, including reproduction.
  • To know and understand about personal hygiene and safety.

Year 6

  • To recognise the need to ask for support if needed.
  • To know that puberty can be a positive and exciting time.
  • To know that body changes are a preparation for sexual maturity and understand the process of reproduction.
  • To know how changes at puberty effect body hygiene.

RSE Leaflets and Further Information for Parents and Carers

shropshire rseleaflet guide for parents.pdf

dfe rse guide for parents.pdf

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this curriculum, please do contact our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Mejer, in the first instance.