An evidenced based Relationship & Sex Education Programme for Primary aged children
The programme is designed to be immersive, being delivered over a single week, with a lesson per day across all year groups (Reception to Year 6). This means that if you have two children in separate year groups they will be having similar lessons (age-appropriate) at the same time. However, some schools decide to run the programme over more than one week.
The lessons are all activity-based and pupil-led, meaning that whilst the sessions are designed to be an hour long, they may take longer. There are art activities, circle time discussions, stand up/sit down/move around games, pair work, group work scenarios and much more.
The programme is split into five core categories, children having one lesson from each.
- All about me – personal identity
- My relationships – families, friendships and personal relationships
- My body – understanding anatomy, autonomy, and changes during puberty
- My thoughts, feelings and behaviours – emotional literacy
- My choices and personal boundaries – understanding consent
The majority of schools in Warwickshire also deliver Protective Behaviours as part of safeguarding. You may know the programme as Taking Care and remember your children talking about Early Warning Signs or showing you their support networks drawn on hands. We have ensured that all the key messages from Protective Behaviours are included in All About Me, allowing children to refresh their support networks, revisit and build on previous learning. Many schools deliver Protective Behaviours in the autumn term and then RSE in summer – this means we are bookending the year, giving out key messages designed to keep children safe.
In addition, the programme has also been designed so it can be delivered on a one-to-one basis to support children who may be struggling or may need some additional support. This could be for a number of reasons, including: children who may issues managing their emotions; have suffered a bereavement or family change; or children who are displaying low level Harmful Sexual Behaviours (HSB).
Below you can see the lesson grid for the programme. We understand that as parents it is helpful to know the details of your child’s lessons they will receive. In our experience, not only can this help to put parent’s mind to rest – but most importantly, it allows you to carry on the messages at home.
If you click on the relevant year group you can download parent lesson plans for that year group’s programme. You will see the lesson plans in the order they are designed to deliver. For ease we have also hyperlinked individual lessons too.
*The 3 lessons highlighted fit under the guidelines for sex education. This means under the new DfE statutory guidance: Relationships Education, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), & Health Education 2019. This means that these lessons remain optional and parents retain the right to withdraw their child from these lessons. From 2020 all the other lessons in the programme will become a compulsory part of the curriculum.