Across the school we will be supporting and teaching all our pupils to keep themselves safe by keeping their body private. We will be launching the NSPCC campaign- Pantosaurus, The Underwear Rule on RSE Day 2021.
Please click here to be taken to the NSPCC website.
Pantosaurus is a child-friendly way to introduce the idea that ‘pants are private’ and how a child can keep safe.
RSE- Changes at Puberty (yr 5 & 6 pupils)
The contents below will be highly differentiated to suit the individual pupil within the different pathways. With careful consideration to the pupils developmental age, age, cultural and religious backgrounds and communication level.
All pupils will:
Children will learn about puberty and the physical and emotional changes which might happen when puberty takes place. Children will learn about the physical changes which will happen to their bodies (shape, size, hair growth, voice change, spots). Children will learn about the stages of underwear to be worn as they grow. Children will learn about pubic hair, body odour, hygiene methods and how to apply a roll on deodorant. Children will learn and use the correct vocabulary for male and female body parts (including external genital parts). Children will learn to identify which body parts are private and how to keep these covered. Girls will learn about the menstrual cycle, how to physically manage their menstrual cycle, breasts and appropriate underwear. Boys will learn about physical changes to their private parts e.g. erections. Some children might need to be taught that sensory touching (or masturbation) is not appropriate in school, alternatively they will be supported to manage inappropriate touching in another manner through discussion with parents prior to teaching (or as incidents arise).
Here are some of the resources we use to teach RSE- Changes at Puberty.