Pupils are taught PSHE lessons weekly.Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. PSHE is taught in a spiral curriculum through the following areas:
Economic well-being and financial capability
Sex and Relationship Education
Emotional health and well-being
Developing a healthy lifestyle
Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and relationships education is a developmental process that begins in primary school. It helps young people to examine their own and others’ attitudes and values. Sex education is generally considered to be part of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).
We believe it is important to match our teaching to the maturity of the pupils. Children need to understand that all living creatures are born, develop through a young stage, progress to the adult form and then produce more living creatures like themselves. In this way learning about birth and reproduction will be a natural progression. We think children benefit most from working in small groups, especially if they are worried about asking a question in front of the whole class. They are supported by visits from the School Nurse, who talks to boys and girls in Years 5 and 6 separately about body changes and puberty.
You are welcome to have a copy of our policy on Sex and Relationships Education. You have the right to withdraw your child from sex education lessons if you wish.