RSE and PSHE
Intent behind curriculum delivery
PSHE aims to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st century. The curriculum covers key areas which will support children to make informed choices both now, and in the future, around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters. It will also support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.
Please find attached the policy for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Policy
Progression/Links from Early Years Curriculum into KS1
Early Years have a “Topic led” curriculum which is an approach that works well for the “Development Matters EYFS, Non-Statutory Curriculum Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage.” This includes the 7 Key Features of Effective Practice, The Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning and the 7 learning areas for the EYFS. Below is an example of the topics taught in Reception and also links to how Reception’s teaching and learning, through lessons and continuous provision, ensures that knowledge and skills taught, progress well into Year 1.
Curriculum Map - Units of work and intended learning
Department of Education RSE Statutory Guidance:
RSE School Policy and Handbook
Sex Education lessons that can be opted out of
As per out policy there are two Sex Education lessons that can be opted out of by parents (please see policy for full guidance) and these lessons are within year 6.
We will write to year 6 parents during the Spring term and inform them of the date of the lessons below and as to how opting out can be done.
Conception (parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from this lesson)
(vocabulary: sperm, egg, erection, fertilise, conception, sexual intercourse)
Pregnancy and birth (parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from this lesson)
(vocabulary: sperm, egg, erection, fertilise, conception, sexual intercourse, relationship, pregnancy, commitment, baby, love, care)
Our most recent update sent our in Spring 2023 can be found by clicking here
Detailed guidance for parents
Below is a document from KAPOW (the scheme we use to deliver PSHE and RSE) breaking down what is taught when and examples of how we teach it.