Attached below is the school Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education Policy. We consulted with parents about this policy from 22nd March 2021 to 19th April 2021.
We were consulting about this policy because there is new Government Guidance (also attached below) that outlines all of the personal, social, health and relationships learning that child should be doing in Primary School and in Secondary School. This includes guidance about sex education. As you will see sex education at primary school is not statutory (we do not need to teach it), but it is still mentioned in the guidance. We have decided to teach life cycles as part of the statutory science curriculum and we will teach about puberty as this is also statutory within the new guidance.
We use the Jigsaw scheme of work to help us teach our Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education. This scheme is referred to in the policy.
Humans and Other Animals – National Curriculum Progamme of Study is as follows;
identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
We will be using the scientific words for body parts throughout the science curriculum such as; penis and vagina. For younger year groups these body parts will be taught in the context of privacy and the PANTS rule - see the NSPCC Talk PANTS page.
notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.
describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
Changing adolescent body
Children should learn key facts about puberty and the changing adolescent body including physical and emotional changes.
Children should learn about menstrual wellbeing including the key facts about the menstrual cycle.
We will teach boys and girls separately so that they can ask questions with confidence - but we will teach the same content to both genders.
We will teach this content during the Summer term to both year groups and will repeat the content when the Year 5 pupils become Year 6.