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PERSONAL, SOCIAL, RELATIONSHIPS, SEX AND HEALTH EDUCATION

We consulted parents and carers, at Ebbsfleet Green, between May and June, 2023.

At Ebbsfleet Green, sex education is taught, primarily, through our science curriculum and parents and carers are not allowed to opt their children out of these lessons. 

Parents and carers are not allowed to opt their children out of the personal, social, relationships or health education of our curriculum.  However, they are allowed to opt their children out of anything associated with sex/gender which is taught through P.S.R.S.H.E.  This is the non-statutory component of our curriculum, of which there is very little.

Parents and carers are encouraged to talk to the class teacher who will be happy to share the contents of the learning, including individual lesson plans ensuring the content is clear. 

We follow the Dimensions Policy.  However, we do not follow it in its entirety and have removed some of the contents which we feel is inappropriate for our context.  Teachers do not have access to this content so cannot inadvertently teach content which has not been consulted on and agreed upon.

Science

Statutory Requirements: The National Curriculum for Science includes subject content in related areas: the main external body parts, the human body as it grows from birth to old age (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals. These must be taught.

Learning about puberty and reproduction in some animals and plants happens in Year 5:

Statutory Requirements Y5:

The Human Life Cycle – Children draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans.  They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.  Children should find out about different types of reproduction, including sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and in sexual reproduction in animals.

 

This is covered in our curriculum in:

Spring 1: What are the stages of growth in human beings?

Summer 1 and 2: What are the life processes of reproduction in some plants and animals?

 

Personal, Social, Relationships, Sex and Health Education

 

Year 1:

  • To learn about others
  • To reflect on the similarities and differences between people
  • To recognise and respect similarities and differences between people

 

Year 2:

  • To identify and respect similarities and differences between boys and girls
  • To learn about the process of growing from young to old
  • To recognise and respect similarities and differences between people
  • To learn about the physical changes in their bodies as we grow (non-statutory)
  • To understand emotional changes as they grow up
  • To learn about how our needs change and grow as we develop
  • To recognise the simple physical changes to their bodies experienced since birth (non-statutory)

 

Year 3:

  • To understand that the rate at which we grow differs from person to person
  • To show awareness of changes that take place as they grow

 

Year 4:

  • To show awareness of changes that take place as they grow

 

Year 5:

  • Physical, Emotional and Mental – What’s Puberty? (non-statutory)
  • To know about, recognise and understand changes that occur during puberty (non-statutory)

 

Year 6:

  • the physical, mental and emotional changes that take place during puberty (non-statutory)
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