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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Personal Social Health and Economic Education, including Relationships Education

Our Vision

At Southborough Church of England Primary School, we seek to teach RSE in a faith sensitive, supportive and inclusive way while respecting all points of view. This is underpinned by our Christian ethos and vision.

 

 We believe everyone has limitless potential and that all of our children can achieve if given rich opportunities, experiences, care and guidance

It is vital, in an ever-changing world, we equip the new generation with the skills and knowledge they will need to become the best they can be throughout later life. Within all subjects we are working on building our children’s resilience to challenge and for them to be able to recognise how to challenge themselves. This strand of personal development is critical for the future generations to develop self-confidence and awareness.

 

Our Christian vision and values, Peace, Joy, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Compassion, Hope, underpin all of our actions.  With children who are eager to learn, parents and Governors who are supportive, our team of dedicated staff promote an inspirational culture of creativity with high aspirations where there are no barriers to a child’s success. We challenge our children and ourselves to be the best we can be in a safe, rich and purposeful environment, while relishing life and learning at Southborough.

Our RSE lessons

 

Lessons and activities are adapted from SCARF plans, from Coram Life Education. SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship. This spiral curriculum allows all children to build on their knowledge year upon year. We then create lessons that utilise: use of child specific resources, differentiated questioning and mixed ability grouping to enable children to offer peer support. ‚ÄčLessons are planned with the aim of best possible understanding and integration for all children within the class.

 

Term 6 RSE

 

As we embrace a spiral curriculum, across the school this term we are focusing on the 'Growing and Changing' unit, each year the knowledge is recovered and built upon to ensure the greatest impact.

 

Reception 

This term your children will be learning to:

  • Name the different seasons and describe their differences and explain the changes that occur as seasons change.
  • Talk about how they have grown in resilience.
  • Understand that animals and humans change in appearance over time.
  • Use relevant vocabulary such as egg, seed, baby, grow, change, old, young (and the names for young animals).
  • Make observations and ask questions about living things.
  • Retell a story and respond to questions about it. · Use the language and describe the different life stages of: baby, child, teenager, adult, older age.
  • Talk about their own experience of growing up.
  • Explain that a baby is made by a woman and a man, and grows inside a mother’s tummy. · Understand that every family is different. Talk about similarities and differences between themselves and others.
  • Talk about how they have changed as they have grown.
  • Explain the differences between babies, children, and adults.
  • Understand that we are all unique.
  • Name parts of the body using the correct vocabulary.
  • Explain which parts of their body are kept private and safe and why.
  • Tell or ask an appropriate adult for help if they feel unsafe.

 

Year 1 

This term your children will be learning to:

  • Name major internal body parts (heart, lungs, blood, stomach, intestines, brain). They will understand and explain the simple bodily processes associated with them.
  • Understand some of the tasks required to look after a baby; •Explain how to meet the basic needs of a baby, for example, eye contact, cuddling, washing, changing, feeding.
  • Identify things they could do as a baby, a toddler and can do now; •Identify the people who help/helped them at those different stages.
  • Explain the difference between teasing and bullying; giving examples of what they can do if they experience or witness bullying. Alongside saying who they could get help from in a bullying situation.
  • Explain the difference between a secret and a nice surprise and identify situations as being secrets or surprises
  • Identify who they can talk to if they feel uncomfortable about any secret they are told, or told to keep.
  • Identify parts of the body that are private and describe ways in which private parts can be kept private.

 

Year 2

This term your children will be learning to:

  • Recognise the range of feelings that are associated with losing (and being reunited) with a person they are close to.
  • Identify different stages of growth (e.g. baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult); and understand and describe some of the things that people are capable of at these different stages.
  • Identify which parts of our body are private and understand that we mostly have the same body parts but how they look is different from person to person.
  • Explain what privacy means and Know that you are not allowed to touch someone’s private belongings without their permission. Also to give examples of different types of private information.

 

Year 3

This term your children will be learning to:

  • Recognise who they have positive healthy relationships with.
  • Understand what is meant by the term body space (or personal space);
  • Identify when it is appropriate or inappropriate to allow someone into their body space and rehearse strategies for when someone is inappropriately in their body space.
  • Define the terms 'secret' and 'surprise' and know the difference between a safe and an unsafe secret. Also to recognise how different surprises and secrets might make them feel.
  • Know who they could ask for help if a secret made them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
  • Recognise that babies come from the joining of an egg and sperm.
  • Understand that for girls, periods are a normal part of puberty.
  • Basic first aid 

 

Year 4

This term your children will be learning to:

  • Describe some of the changes that happen to people during their lives
  • Explain how the Learning Line can be used as a tool to help them manage change more easily and suggest people who may be able to help them deal with change.
  • Name some positive and negative feelings, suggesting reasons why young people sometimes fall out with their parents.
  • Identify parts of the body that males and females have in common and those that are different
  • Know the correct terminology for their genitalia.
  • Understand and explain why puberty happens.
  • Recognise that babies come from the joining of an egg and sperm and explain what happens when an egg doesn’t meet a sperm.
  • Understand that periods are a normal part of puberty for girls and identify some of the ways they can cope better with periods.
  • Define the terms 'secret' and 'surprise' and know the difference between a safe and an unsafe secret. Also recognise how different surprises and secrets might make them feel.
  • Know who they could ask for help if a secret made them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
  • Recognise that marriage includes same sex and opposite sex partners and know the legal age for marriage in England or Scotland.
  • Discuss the reasons why a person would want to be married, or live together, or have a civil ceremony.

 

Year 5 

This term your children will be learning to:

  •  Distinguish between good and not so good feelings, using appropriate vocabulary to describe these and explain strategies they can use to build resilience.
  • Identify people who can be trusted and describe strategies for dealing with situations in which they would feel uncomfortable.
  • Explain how someone might feel when they are separated from someone or something they like and suggest ways to help someone who is separated from someone or something they like.
  • Know the correct words for the external sexual organs.
  • Discuss some of the myths associated with puberty.
  • Identify some products that they may need during puberty and why and know what menstruation is and why it happens.
  • Recognise how our body feels when we’re relaxed and list some of the ways our body feels when it is nervous or sad.
  • Describe and/or demonstrate how to be resilient in order to find someone who will listen to you.
  • Explain the difference between a safe and an unsafe secret and identify situations where someone might need to break a confidence in order to keep someone safe.
  • Recognise that some people can get bullied because of the way they express their gender and give examples of how bullying behaviours can be stopped.

 

Year 6

This term your children will be learning to:

  • Recognise some of the changes they have experienced and their emotional responses to those changes.
  • Suggest positive strategies for dealing with change and identify people who can support someone who is dealing with a challenging time of change.
  • Understand that fame can be short-lived and recognise that photos can be changed to match society's view of perfect.
  • Identify qualities that people have, as well as their looks.
  • Recognise how the media can sometimes reinforce gender stereotypes
  • Recognise that people fall into a wide range of what is seen as normal.
  • Challenge stereotypical gender portrayals of people.
  • Understand the risks of sharing images online and how these are hard to control, once shared.
  • Understand that people can feel pressured to behave in a certain way because of the influence of the peer group and understand the norms of risk-taking behaviour and that these are usually lower than people believe them to be.
  • Define the word 'puberty' giving examples of some of the physical and emotional changes associated with it and suggest strategies that would help someone who felt challenged by the changes in puberty.
  • Understand what FGM is and that it is an illegal practice in this country.
  • Know where someone could get support if they were concerned about their own or another person's safety.
  • Explain the difference between a safe and an unsafe secret; and identify situations where someone might need to break a confidence in order to keep someone safe.
  • Identify the changes that happen through puberty to allow sexual reproduction to occur.
  • Understand the process in which a  sperm can fertilise the egg to create a baby
  • Know the legal age of consent and what it means.
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