Sex and Relationship Education

It is the policy of the school to teach sex and relationship education.

The subject is taught in Year 5 within the context of a topic on life cycles. The children are taught about life cycles of plants, insects and mammals and within that, human beings. The work is primarily designed to prepare the children for puberty and for the changes in their bodies that they will all experience as they grow up.

The work also looks at the development of the baby from conception to birth. Throughout this topic there is always an emphasis on the fostering of caring and loving relationships.

Each year we have a meeting for parents when you have the opportunity to look at the materials we use and ask any questions.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from some aspects of the curriculum, but we ask that you discuss your concerns with the school before doing this.