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Relationships and Sex Education

What is Relationships Education?

  • Children will learn about making and maintaining relationships; about growing up and changes.
  • Relationships Education aims to help children feel good about themselves and the choices they make.
  • Relationships Education allows children to gain knowledge, develop skills and form positive beliefs and attitudes about themselves and others.

Why teach Relationships Education?

  • Prepares children for the physical and emotional changes that will take place at puberty.
  • Develops positive attitudes, values and self-esteem and challenges negative attitudes and prejudices.
  • Make sense of misinformation in the media and from peers.
  • Provides an opportunity to talk about feelings and relationships.
  • Promotes the skills necessary for effective communication and loving, caring, respectful and happy relationships.
  • Protects children from inappropriate online content and exploitation.
  • Statutory part of the science curriculum covering the biological aspects of RSE.

Here is a list of books that parents and carers can use to support children in their understanding of relationships and growing up

Please click below to find out what your child will be learning:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4