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Relationships and sex education

Relationships and sex education at Dringhouses Primary School

Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is committed to supporting all children to grow up happy, healthy and safe, and to provide them with the knowledge they need to
manage the opportunities and challenges of modern Britain. Through RSHE children learn about relationships, diversity, respect, healthy lifestyles, safety, the body and how it
changes, reproduction and birth in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. This is aimed at building the foundation of skills and knowledge that will be developed further at a secondary level. Our key aim in providing RSHE is to safeguard our pupils. Pupil will learn key knowledge and skills to help keep them safe and prepare them for adult life.
Sex education for primary aged pupils is not compulsory. However, at Dringhouses Primary School, we understand that pupils must be provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and therefore we teach age-appropriate sex education lessons at Dringhouses on top of the statutory health and relationships lessons. RSHE lessons are taught as part of the PSHE curriculum and are integrated within this.
Relationship education will focus on:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendship
  •  Respectful relationships
  •  Online relationships
  •  Being safe

Health education will focus on:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harm
  • Physical health and fitness
  •  Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  •  Basic first aid
  •  Changing adolescent bodies (puberty and menstruation)

Sex education (year 5 and 6):

  • How babies are made (human and animal reproduction)
  •  How a baby develops in the womb and pregnancy (taught as part of the statutory

    science curriculum)

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