Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)


At St Mary’s we teach Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) as part of our integrated PSHE curriculum. Some elements of RSHE are also taught through the PE, computing and science curriculums.

The RSHE curriculum at St. Mary’s is defined by the following aims:

  • To provide a carefully planned curriculum that covers human development, relationships, sexuality and family life
  • To help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, respect for others, confidence and empathy for others
  • To help pupils stay safe in a modern world
  • To prepare pupils for puberty, the changes their bodies will experience and the importance of health and hygiene
  • To teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • To create a positive culture around the issues of sexuality and relationships


RSHE Policy


What will be covered?

We follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work to cover the bulk of teaching RSHE and this is done through the unit called ‘Changing Me’. To help parents understand what will be covered in each year group please find below the knowledge organisers to look at:

Year 1 (ages 5-6)

Year 2 (ages 6-7)

Year 3 (ages 7-8)

Year 4 (ages 8-9)

Year 5 (ages 9-10)

Year 6 (ages 10-11)


Further information

For further information about Jigsaw PSHE please click the link below:

 Jigsaw PSHE


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