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Relationship & Sex Education (RSE)

At Shavington, we use the Christopher Winter scheme to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). This is a project that we successfully introduced a number of years ago. We have been very happy with how the programme has worked and the feedback from both children and parents has been very positive.

As of September 2020 it has now become mandatory that we teach RSE from reception to year 6.

Each class will take part in at least 3 lessons which are usually delivered over the course of a week, or sometimes over two weeks. This is usually done in the summer term and all classes use the same week/s to deliver these lessons.


Below are the main areas to be covered in each year group: 

Reception: Family and Friendships – Caring friendships, Being kind, Families (3 lessons).

Year 1: Growing and Caring for Ourselves – Different friends, Growing & Changing, Families & Care (3 lessons).

Year 2: Differences- Boys and girls, Male & female animals, Naming body parts (3 lessons).

Year 3: Valuing Difference and Keeping Safe – Body differences, Personal space, Help and support (3 lessons).

Year 4:  Growing Up - Changes, What is puberty?, Healthy relationships (3 lessons).

Year 5: Puberty - Talking about puberty, The reproductive system, Help and support (3 lessons). Respect & Equality (1 lesson).

Year 6: Puberty, Relationships and Reproduction – Puberty & reproduction, Communication in relationships, Families, conception & pregnancy, Online relationships (4 lessons). FGM (1 lesson).