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Relationship and Health Education 

 

As part of a number of our school’s education programmes, including science and P.E., all children should receive lessons on relationships and health.

The purpose of Relationships Education and health education is to provide knowledge and understanding of our relationships with others, understand how we grow and change as we get older and how to keep ourselves clean and healthy. From Y4 onwards, this will include how the human body changes during puberty, within the context of relationships based on love and respect.

We believe that if young people can start their transition into adulthood with good information and the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening to them, they will grow into confident and healthy adults able to make positive choices. This can start with learning the basics about growing up and the sessions in school may reinforce what you are already doing at home.

 Our Relationship and Health lessons aim to: 

  1. Provide accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood.
  2. Foster self-awareness and self-esteem.
  3. Develop a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others. Our programme includes age appropriate lessons which will be delivered either by your child’s class teacher, SLT and the SRE and Inclusion co-ordinator through a number of lessons, assemblies and general classroom practice over the year. We believe that all teaching materials are appropriate to the age and emotional maturity of our classes.

IN ALL CLASSROOMS OUR LEARNING INTENTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • To learn how they can take practical steps in a range of different contexts to improve and support respectful relationships
  • To learn the conventions of courtesy and manners
  • To understand that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health
  • To learn how to judge their feelings and recognise if these are appropriate and proportionate
  • To understand the benefits of P.E. time outdoors, community participation on mental well being and happiness
  • To learn simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with family and friends and within hobbies and interests

In eyfs our Learning Intentions are as follows:

 

  • To know that families are important for children growing up because they can give love security and stability

 

  • To begin to understand the characteristics of a healthy family life. Including protection, commitment to each other, spending time together and sharing in each other’s lives.

In Reception, year 1 and year 2 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

  • To consider touch and to know that a person has the right to say what they like and dislike
  • To understand personal space
  • To talk about ways of dealing with unwanted touch (We will be using 'NSPCC Pantosaurus' resources)
  • To begin to understand the characteristics of a healthy family life. Including protection, commitment to each other, spending time together and sharing in each other’s lives.
  • To begin to understand that stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types are at the heart of happy families and are important for children’s security as they grow up.
  • To learn how important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure and how people choose and make friends.
  • To learn the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties
  • To learn that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others and do not make others feel lonely or excluded
  • To learn that most friendships have ups and downs and that these can be often worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened, and that resorting to violence is never right
  • To learn how to recognise who we can trust and we cannot, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others if needed
  • To learn that there is a normal range of emotions and a scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations
  • To learn how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and other feelings
  • To know that for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits
  • To know about the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others mental and physical well being
  • To learn how to consider the effect of their online actions on others and know how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online and the importance of keeping personal information private
  • To learn why social media, some computer games and online gaming, for example, are age restricted
  • To know that the internet can also be a negative place where online abuse, trolling, bullying and harassment can take place, which can have lasting negative impacts on mental health
  • To know where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online

 

In Year 3 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

  • To explore the differences between males and females and to name the body parts
  • To introduce the concept of male and female and gender stereotypes
  • To understand that making a new life needs a male and a female
  • To introduce the concept of growing and changing, including the difference between boy and girl babies
  • To consider touch and to know that a person has the right to say what they like and dislike
  • To understand personal space
  • To talk about ways of dealing with unwanted touch
  • To explore different types of families and who to go to for help and support

 In Year 4 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

  • To explore the basic human lifecycle, describing the main stages and how the body changes when a child grows up
  • To understand that children change into adults so that they are able to reproduce
  • To identify some basic facts about puberty
  • To discuss male and female body parts
  • To know about the physical and emotional changes that happen in puberty

In Year 5 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

  • To understand male and female puberty, both emotional and physical changes in more detail
  • To understand how puberty affects the reproductive organs
  • To explore how to manage physical and emotional changes
  • To explore the impact of puberty on the body and the importance of physical hygiene
  • To explore ways to get support during puberty
  • To explore gender stereotypes in the media
  • To begin to understand all people have a right to be respected even though they may act and look different

 In Year 6 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

  • Consider physical & emotional behaviour in relationships
  • To explore positive and negative ways of communicating in a relationship
  • To explore how social media can be used to exploit people
  • To discuss and consider positive body images
  • To learn the concepts of basic first aid, for example dealing with common injuries including head injuries

  In ks2 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

  • To understand about the different types of bullying (including cyber bullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders and how to get help
  • To understand isolation and loneliness can affect children and that it is very important for children to discuss their feelings with an adult and seek support
  • To know that bullying has a negative and often lasting impact on mental well being
  • To know where and how to seek support including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental well being or ability to control their emotions
  • To understand the rules and principles of keeping safe online, including how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact and how to report them
  • To know how to critically consider their online friendships and sources of information including awareness of the risks associated with people they have never met
  • To learn how information and data is shared and used online
  • To begin to understand how to become a discerning consumer of information, including understanding the information is ranked, selected and targetted
  • To learn how to respond safely and appropriately to adults they may encounter (in all contexts, including online) whom they do not know
  • To know how to ask for advice and help for themselves or others, and to keep trying until they are heard
  • To know how to report concerns of abuse and the vocabulary and confidence to do so
  • To know where to get advice and help
  • To recognise early stages of illness, such as weight loss, or unexplained changes to the body
  • To learn basic facts and science relating to immunisations

 

You are welcome to contact us to discuss the programme or to view any of the teaching materials used.

 

 

 

Sex and Relationships Education

 

 

As part of our school’s Relationship and Health Education programme all children should receive lessons on relationships and sex.

The purpose of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) , especially with its links to relationship and health education, is to provide knowledge and understanding of our relationships with others, understand how we grow and change as we get older and how to keep ourselves clean and healthy. From Y4 onwards, this will include how the human body changes during puberty and the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect.

We believe that if young people can start their transition into adulthood with good information and the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening to them, they will grow into confident and healthy adults able to make positive choices. This can start with learning the basics about growing up and the sessions in school may reinforce what you are already doing at home.

 

Our SRE lessons aim to: 

  1. Provide accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood.
  2. Foster self-awareness and self-esteem.
  3. Develop a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others. Our SRE programme includes age appropriate lessons which will be delivered by your child’s class teacher and the SRE co-ordinator through a number of lessons over the year (generally consisting of 2 per term, unless more are needed). We believe that all teaching materials are appropriate to the age and emotional maturity of our classes.

 

In Year 6 our Learning Intentions are as follows:

 

  • To explore the process of conception, pregnancy and birth in a positive relationship, with reference to the laws
  • To discuss safe sex basics, age of consent, who to speak to when they are going to become sexually active 

You are welcome to contact us to discuss the programme or to view any of the teaching materials used.

 

Parents can withdraw their children from all or part of SRE that does not form part of the statutory National Curriculum at this stage

Click here to read out Relationship Education policy.