At Tennyson Road Primary we firmly believe in providing a broad and balanced curriculum for our pupils that also involves a comprehensive SRE (Sex and relationship education) scheme of work. We have SRE lessons from Foundation up to Year 6 and follow The Christopher Winter project (CWP) resource 'Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools.' This programme reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum.
Within the resource there is an increased focus on safeguarding/keeping children safe. The resource also encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.
It is age appropriate for each year group, for example, in Reception the focus is on daily routines, keeping clean and families. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.
The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.
In Year 6 there is an added an extra lesson on internet safety and communication in relationships which runs alongside our work we do throughout the year on internet safety.
The SRE programme is delivered during the summer term and we communicate with parents before the start date to fully inform parents and carers how the scheme is delivered.