As part of the Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) programme that the School offers, the Governors have decided that Sex and Relationships Education will form part of the School’s curriculum. A copy of the policy statement is available for inspection and parents will be invited to review materials intended for use in these lessons when appropriate. The use of outside speakers will be confined to the School Nurse and a teacher will always be present for these lessons. Parents may withdraw their children from all, or part of the sex education programme by informing the Headteacher in writing, although it is a requirement of the National Curriculum in Science for all pupils to be taught about human development and reproduction.
The children learn the names for the body parts. They also learn about personal hygiene and the importance of cleanliness.
The children learn about the use of medicines in daily life and how they are used safely.
The children learn about the names for the body parts to include the correct scientific names for the private parts.
Children learn about legal drugs that exist in our daily lives, with a focus on nicotine and alcohol.
The children will discuss the reproductive cycle of humans with their class teachers and the school nurse.
The children will learn about illegal drugs and further develop their knowledge of legal drugs like medicines. They will explore some of the effects of drugs on the body.