RHE information for parents
This term, the Year 6 curriculum for RHE looks at our body and how it changes as it reaches puberty. The girls and boys will be taught separately for the lessons where they learn about their bodies. These sessions will be taking place as part of the statutory Relationships and Health Education curriculum. Parents can access the parent portal and see the precise content for themselves using a link on the school website. (User: st-johns-fy6 password: john-6)
If you have any queries or concerns please tell them to contact Mr McGrath as RHE lead.
An overview of content from TenTen is given below.
UKS2 Module One: Created and Loved by God explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are made in the image and likeness of God, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships:
Unit 1 – Religious Understanding explores the Gospel story of the ‘Calming of the Storm’ (from Matthew, Mark and Luke). Over five story sessions, children will consider experiences of change, growth and development, and the trust that they can have in the person of Jesus through times of trial and tribulation. This is the religious and spiritual foundation for the exploration throughout the rest of the work covered in Module 1: Created and Loved By God.
In Unit 2 – Me, My Body, My Health, children will learn that celebrating differences between people is enriching to a community and know that their self-confidence should arise from being loved by God. They will learn about the physical changes that boys and girls go through during puberty and how they should respect and take care of their bodies as gifts from God. Genitals are also mentioned here, but not named and identified.
Session One: Gifts and Talents
In the first episode of the series “Paradise Street”, we are introduced to the four main characters and see their similarities and differences. There is friction over competition and rivalry, with the characters learning that difference – whether physical or skills-based – should be celebrated as enriching to a community. One of the characters, Finn, discusses his feelings of insecurity with his Mum and she teaches him that his self-confidence should come from being loved by God.
Session Two: Girls’ Bodies
This episode of ‘Paradise Street’ starts with a lesson in class talking about the physical changes that boys and girls experience in puberty; the children respond with degrees of embarrassment and confusion. The film then focuses on the girls’ perspective with the character of Leyla. Through the film, follow-up discussion, teaching and personal activity, the pupils will learn about the physical changes that take place for girls through puberty.
Session Three: Boys’ Bodies
This episode of ‘Paradise Street’ starts with a lesson in class talking about the physical changes in puberty, and the children respond with different levels of embarrassment and confusion. The film then focuses on the boys’ perspective through the characters of Finn and Marcus.
Session Four: Spots and Sleep
This session discusses how children can respect their bodies as gifts from God by looking after them appropriately. They will learn that good choices regarding rest, sleep, exercise, personal hygiene and diet will have a positive impact on their health.