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March 20th 2018

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Parent Workshop

A big thank you to those of you who attended the “Relationships and Sex Education” workshop led by Mrs Millington and Mr Cox. 

During the workshop parents were informed of the reasons why RSE is taught at an early age.

Parents were reassured to know that the focus is around relationships/friendships and ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe.  They were also assured that there is only one lesson about body parts and that parents will be informed by the Curriculum newsletter (Summer 2) when this lesson will take place.

Some of the comments received were:-

“Very helpful to know what information they will be given”.

“Thank you for an informative session and I am happy with the approach the school is taking with the teaching about relationships”.

“I feel that the information the children will be taught is relevant”.

“I found it very helpful and it put my mind at ease, I have no problem with any of the words used”.

The feedback showed that you found it informative and helpful.  If you were unable to attend, here are some of the main areas we covered:

The Relationships and Sex Education curriculum is part of our PSHE ‘Jigsaw’ curriculum. 

Why is RSE taught in schools?

There are many reasons why RSE is taught in schools and here are some of them:

  • The focus is on building self-esteem and healthy relationships.
  • Research shows that most parents say they want the support of schools in providing RSE for their children.
  • Knowledge empowers children to make informed decisions that help keep them safe, healthy and happy.

During the Summer Term, the theme for all year groups is ‘Changing Me’.  Each year group will be taught appropriately for their age and development stage.  Here is an example of what will be taught in each year group:-

Year R   How we have changed since we were babies

Year 1   Boys’ and girls’ bodies and body parts

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

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please ask your class teacher.