Sex and Relationships Education
Relationships and Sex education
Our curriculum focuses on lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. As a school, we use 'Jigsaw' to provide a structured, balanced, progressive, sequential, detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning for all ages across the primary age range. The Jigsaw scheme is RSE ready and meets all the outcomes of the new statutory RSHE curriculum. Activities encourage and enable the children to broaden their vocabulary, share or record their own thoughts, feelings and ideas during the sessions through written work and often through Oracy activities.
Shown below is the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and where these are taught; the learning deepens and broadens every year.
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World
Child learn to understand their own identity and how they fit well in the class, school and global community. Each Autumn Term, a Jigsaw Charter is established which is then referenced during the year.
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference
Incudes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding.
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals
Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society
Spring 2: Healthy Me
Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise
Summer 1: Relationships
Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss
Summer 2: Changing Me
Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change. Children learn about the importance of a stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. We teach children about how and why their bodies change and include how a baby is made.
Additionally, through the Science Curriculum children are also taught the following:
Key stage 1
To notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
Key stage 2
To describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
To describe the changes as humans develop to old age.
We aim for children to
- to manage emotions and relationships confidently and sensitively;
- develop self-respect and empathy for others;
- developing an appreciation of the consequences of choices made;
- manage conflict; and
- learning how to recognise and avoid exploitation and abuse.
- learn and understand physical development at appropriate stages;
- understanding human sexuality, reproduction, sexual health, emotions and relationships;
- learn about contraception and the range of local and national sexual health advice, contraception and support services;
- learning the reasons for delaying sexual activity, and the benefits to be gained from such delay; and
- the avoidance of unplanned pregnancy