Relationships and Sex Education

Relationships and Sex Education at Trinity St. Peter’s:

At Trinity St. Peter’s, we believe that promoting the health and wellbeing of our pupils is an important part of their overall education. We do this through our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) course. This looks at many topics including all kinds of relationships, physical/emotional health and living in the wider world. The aim of the PSHE course is to help our pupils make safe and informed decisions during their school years and beyond.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is an important part of the PSHE course and we teach explicit lessons about RSE every school year in the final week before May half term.

Supporting Your Child at Home:

On this page, you will find our RSE Policy attached, as well our ‘Question and Answers’ document, which is based on the parent survey feedback obtained in December 2020.

You will also find useful resources, which will help you to support your child further at home with any questions they may likely have about the lessons they are taught in school. As per our letters regarding RSE, if you have any questions regarding specific objectives covered in your child’s year group, please contact the class teacher and they can support you further. The new learning your child will be taught each year is as below:

In Foundation Stage, children:

  • Show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings;
  • Form positive relationships with adults and peers;
  • Talk about how they and others show feelings;
  • Understand family diversity (including same sex couples/parents, single parents, foster families, adoptive families, extended families)

At Year One, children:

  • Be able to name parts of the body (including external genitalia);
  • Discuss some differences between boys and girls;
  • Recognise and discuss some stereotypes;

At Year Two, children:

  • Understand ways they have changed since birth;
  • To understand the difference between secrets and surprises and to know that they don’t need to keep secrets for adults;
  • Learn about life cycles of animals;
  • Understand the idea of growing from young to old and learn that all living things reproduce.

At Year Three, children:

  • Understand what homophobic language is;
  • Understand what inappropriate touch is;
  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene (including dental);
  • Understand where they can go for help and advice.

At Year Four, children:

  • Consider stereotype in media (including gender stereotypes);
  • Understand physical and emotional changes they will experience during puberty;
  • Understand the importance of personal hygiene;
  • Understand what inappropriate touch is;
  • Understand where they can go for help and advice.

At Year Five, children:

  • Recognise and discuss pressure from the media to look a certain way and understand that celebrity images are not always reflective of society;
  • Understand physical and emotional changes they will experience during puberty;
  • Understand animal reproduction;
  • Understand what to expect as they begin their menstrual cycle (girls only).

At Year Six, children:   

  • Understand the menstrual cycle (boys).
  • Substance misuse (see Y6 Science Curriculum);
  • Understand the importance of personal hygiene;
  • Understand human sexual reproduction;
  • Recognise when relationships are not positive;
  • Know British Law (legal age of sexual intercourse);
  • Understand their right to say no (resisting peer pressure / consent);
  • Know where to go for help and advice.


Website Links:

In addition to the resources attached below, please also see the following links, which class teachers will be using as part of their lessons:

EYFS/KS1 - Pantosaurus & The Underpants Rule

Y6 - I Saw Your Willy (Links to sending inappropriate media online)

Parent Wellbeing:

If you require information about who you can speak to if you are (or were) affected by any of the topics we speak to children about, please click here

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