Relationships and sex education (RSE)
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is an important part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils. Oak Tree follows Christopher Winter’s ‘Teaching RSE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ programme which encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.
In Reception we focus on families and friendships. 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.