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Moston Lane Community Primary School


 Relationships, Sex and Health Education

From September 2020, it will be compulsory for primary schools in England to teach ‘Relationships Education’ and ‘Health Education’. Through these subjects, we want to support our pupils to be happy, healthy and safe. We want to equip them for adult life and to make a positive contribution to society. These statutory requirements are embedded within our PSHE curriculum, through the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work.


RSE Policy



Relationships Education

Within Relationships Education, the focus is teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships and relationships with other children and adults. This starts with pupils being taught about what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who the people are who can support them.

Pupils will learn about:

Families and people who care for me

Caring Friendships

Respectful Relationships

Online Relationships

Being Safe

For more information on ‘what pupils should know’ by the end of primary school, click on the link below:



Health Education

Within Health Education, the focus is on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing, making clear that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health. This starts with pupils being taught about the benefits and importance of daily exercise, good nutrition and sufficient sleep and giving pupils the language and knowledge to understand the normal range of emotions that everyone experiences.

Health Education also includes the teaching of puberty, including menstruation, to ensure male and female pupils are prepared for changes they and their peers will experience. The national curriculum for science also includes subject content in related areas, such as the main external body parts, the human body as it grows from birth to old age (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals.

Pupils will learn about:

Mental Wellbeing

Internet Safety and Harms

Physical Health and Fitness

Healthy Eating

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco

Health and Prevention

Basic First Aid

Changing Adolescent Body

For more information on ‘what pupils should know’ by the end of primary school, click on the link below:



Sex Education

The Department for Education strongly recommends that Relationships and Health Education should also include age-appropriate Sex Education content, tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. At Moston Lane, we already choose to teach some aspects of Sex Education and will continue to do so, however, this is not a compulsory requirement.

Parents will be given the right to withdraw their children from any Sex Education content, only content which is taught outside of the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education and also content that goes beyond the national curriculum for science.

Through Jigsaw, our PSHE curriculum ensures that all of our pupils (both boys and girls) are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings. This includes drawing on the knowledge of the human life cycle, set out in the national curriculum for science, to learn about how a baby is conceived and born. This content is delivered through the ‘Changing Me’ puzzle, taught in the Summer term.

Please find parent letters with more information about this below.


Year 1

Year 2 

Year 3 

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Our approach to RSHE, as outlined above, is reflected in our school’s RSHE policy.



(Coming soon)

 For more information about LGBTQ within the Jigsaw Scheme please refer to the document below, 'What Does Jigsaw Teach About LGBTQ Relationships':



RSE Information


Dear Parents/Carers,

This half term, we will be covering the unit ‘Changing Me’ with your child during their PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) lessons. This will be delivered through the PSHE Jigsaw scheme of work. During this unit, we will be teaching your child some elements of the new statutory RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) guidance from the Department of Education (DfE).


Please click on the relevant link below for your child and read the document carefully.


Reception Parent Letter

Year 1 Parent Letter

Year 2 Parent Letter

Year 3 Parent Letter

Year 4 Parent Letter

Year 4 Lesson Overview

Year 5 Parent Letter

Year 5 Lesson Overview

Year 6 Parent Letter

Year 6 Lesson Overview


For more information about RSHE at Moston Lane, please refer to the document below, ‘A Guide for Parents and Carers’:

RSE Guide for Parents and Carers


Manchester City Council RSE Statement