Relationships and Sex Education

As a part of your child’s education at Drake Primary Academy, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. During the Summer term, the pupils take part in lessons which will focus on the relationships and sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme.

‘Changing Me’

Each year group will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage. Please note: at no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate; and if a question from a child arises and the teacher feels it would be inappropriate to answer, (for example, because of its mature or explicit nature), the child will be encouraged to ask his/her parents or carers at home, and the question will not be answered to the child or class if it is outside the remit of that year group’s programme.

Foundation    Growing up: how we have changed since we were babies

Year 1           Boys’ and girls’ bodies; naming body parts

Year 2           Boys’ and girls’ bodies; body parts and respecting privacy (which parts of the body are private and why this is)

Year 3           How babies grow and how boys’ and girls’ bodies change as they grow older

Year 4           Internal and external reproductive body parts, body changes in girls and menstruation

Year 5           Puberty for boys and girls, and conception

Year 6           Puberty for boys and girls, and understanding conception to birth of a baby

All lessons are taught using simple, child-friendly language and pictures, which help children understand changes more effectively.

As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents; our PSHE survey indicated that the overwhelming majority of parents continue to be highly supportive of the relationships and sex education programme. If you would like to find out more or discuss any concerns, please contact me.

We are proud of the way we support our pupils, giving them the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy and productive lives.