Sex Education

Sex Education – programme of study

Based on the programme Living and Growing, sex education is taught in Year 5 & 6

 

Unit: Differences

Introduction to Life cycles

Explore differences between male and female

Reflect on differences between male and female other than physical differences

 

Unit: How did I get here?

Know that a baby develops inside a mother’s womb and that both male and female sex parts are needed to make a baby

Children to reflect on their development from babies

Know about conception and the growth of a baby in the womb

 

Unit: Growing up

Know we grow and change, as do all living things

Know some changes are social, that we become more independent and able to think about others as well as ourselves

Look at identity and self-esteem and reinforce the belief that we are all special

 

Unit: Changes

The physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty

Consider changes over which we have no control and the choices we can make concerning those over which we do have control

 

Unit: Girl talk

Consider the physical and emotional changes that take place as girls go through puberty

Address the concerns and worries of young women

Make boys more aware of the changes that occur as young girls become young women

 

Unit: Boy talk

Consider the physical and emotional changes that take place as boys go through puberty

Address the concerns and worries of young women

Make girls more aware of the changes that occur as young boys become young men

 

Unit: How babies are made

Know how babies are made

Explore the idea of relationships, including friendships, parent-child and family relationships and adult sexual relationships

 

Unit: How babies are born

Know how a baby develops in the womb during pregnancy and how babies are born

Consider the needs of babies before and after birth

Reflect on roles and relationships in the family