As part of the National Curriculum and in accordance with our sex education and relationships policy, Year 6 children will be taking part in our sequence of lessons on Puberty, Health and Hygiene, and Conception, from Friday 18th June.
The focus of this work relates to the changes which occur during puberty; why they occur and how to deal with them; and human reproduction.
The learning objectives for these lessons will be on our school website, along with a list of key vocabulary that will be used and discussed. See attached document for your ease.
You may find that your child starts asking questions about the topic at home, or you might want to take the opportunity to talk to your child about issues such as those listed on the website before the work is covered in school.
The class sessions will take place on:
 Friday 18th June
 Friday 25th June
 Tuesday 6th July
The sessions will be delivered in class groups led by the class teacher, however there will be single-sex question and answer sessions at the end where children may want to talk more freely about sensitive issues and content.
If you have any questions, please speak with your child’s class teacher.
Yours sincerely
Mr Davies
Year 6 Lead

Year GroupLearning ObjectivesKey Vocabulary
3-To explore the differences between males and females and to name the body parts
-To consider touch and to know that a person has the right to say what they like and dislike
-To explore different types of families and who to go to for help and support
Stereotypes, gender roles, similar, different, male, female, private parts, penis, testicles, vagina, womb, family, fostering, adoption, relationship
4-To explore the human lifecycle
-To identify some basic facts about puberty
-To explore how puberty is linked to reproduction
Puberty, lifecycle, reproduction, physical, breasts, sperm, egg, pubic hair, emotional, feelings
5-To explore the emotional and physical changes occurring in puberty
-To understand male and female puberty changes in more detail
-To explore the impact of puberty on the body & the importance of hygiene
-To explore ways to get support during puberty
Puberty, physical changes, emotional changes, moods, menstruation, periods, tampons, sanitary towels, wet dreams, semen, erection, sweat, breasts, spots, pubic hair, facial hair, underarm hair, sexual feelings
6-To consider puberty and reproduction
-Consider physical & emotional behaviour in relationships
-*To explore the process of conception and pregnancy (lesson 3)*
-To explore positive and negative ways of communicating in a relationship

*In year 6, the children learn about sex. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from this lesson. Please contact the head teacher for information on how to do this.
Womb, sperm, egg, conception, fertilisation, pregnancy, sexual intercourse, twins, fostering, adoption, relationship, love, friendship, consent, intimacy, communication, personal/private information, internet safety