Usually at this time of year we would be teaching children in Years 5 and 6 about puberty and the changes they may experience, as part of the RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum. We normally find that girls and boys are more comfortable when we teach them separately, so that they can ask questions. Unfortunately this is not possible this year.
We would therefore like to share with you the following resources which can be used as part of our home learning programme. We recommend that you view the materials before showing them to your child as they do include diagrams of both the male and female anatomy. The materials have been produced by the PSHE Association and also include a general guide for parents undertaking home learning, which you may find helpful.
We are currently reviewing the materials that we use for RSE, in line with new Government guidance for the next academic year, and would welcome your feedback.