13th June 2017

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

13th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

At Queen’s Park Academy, sex and relationship education (SRE) is taught as part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme.  The sessions cover relationships and feelings, fitness and hygiene, safety and assertiveness, awareness and responsibility, as well as the compulsory National Curriculum Science work on the human life cycle and life processes. Each year group will complete a unit of work before the end of the summer term:

Year 3:

  • Differences: girls and boys, same but different.
  • Life cycles, growing up.
  • Our family (inclusive of family type).

Year 4:

  • Changes: stages of growing up.
  • Our bodies: naming parts of the female and male body using correct language.
  • My family: where do we fit and how are we supported by our family? (inclusive of family type).

Year 5:

  • Changes: puberty including periods.
  • Being a good friend – what really matters?
  • What is love?

Year 6:

  • How babies are made, the reproductive system.
  • How does a baby start? How a baby is conceived and born.
  • Building for a baby: how do people prepare for a baby?

Parents have the right to withdraw children from sex education except for the aspects which are part of the Science National Curriculum.  If you wish to do this, please put the request in writing and hand in to the office by Monday 26th June 2017.

So that you have an opportunity to know what is covered within the materials used or to ask further questions about the unit of work, we will show the relevant DVD (produced by Channel 4) for parents on the following dates/times, as well as providing an opportunity for any questions to be raised about the content of the sessions.

Year 3               2:30 pm            20th June 2017

Year 4               2:15 pm            22nd June 2017

Year 5               3:20 pm            21st June 2017

Year 6               2:15 pm           21st June 2017

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,


Mr M Vernon

Vice Principal

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