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PSHE RSE Curriculum

Curriculum Overview for Parents

The results of the consultation (October 2020) with parents about the teaching of PSHE indicated that parents would like an overview of what is being taught and when. Parents felt this was important so that they could support what is being learned in school, at home. Below is a long term grid with the Key Question for each year group per half term. Underneath the grid, there is a breakdown of what is covered in each term, for each year groupin more detail. The results of the consultation indicated that parents supported the teaching of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). As a result of the consultation, we have decided to teach SRE as set out in the government guidelines.

Parents also felt it would be helpful to know how what is taught in science at KS1 and KS2 supports SRE. The relevant objectives from the science curriculum can be found below.

KS1 Science Objectives

Pupils should be taught to:

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygie
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense

KS2 Science Objectives

Pupils should be taught to:

  • identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  •  identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a birds
  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
  • describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

Due to Covid 19, we are unable to welcome parents in to school to share resources we will use to deliver our PSHE curriculum. However, we have attached a range of resources in this section of the website. All the resources being used to support the teaching of PSHE have been awarded the Quality Assured Mark by the PSHE Association.