Curriculum Intent

At Barley Fields Primary School, Relationships and Sex Education lies within the PSHE curriculum and is taught termly by class teachers as direct teaching and is supported by teaching objectives from the Science curriculum.  We feel it is an important part of children’s education to help them to understand how they are developing emotionally and physically as well as have a good understanding of healthy relationships with others.  All teaching in the RSE curriculum is appropriate for our children based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities


Our RSE Curriculum follows a sequence of teaching blocks that progressively build upon one another. We have written our curriculum not only within the Government guidelines but considering the needs of our pupils. 

Across the school the children follow a planned programme of key themes:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe – Healthy Relationships
  • Sex Education – puberty and knowledge of the human lifecycle

Curriculum Impact

Pupil voice is used in forming the curriculum, and we are currently looking at enhancing the children’s awareness of diversity.  Many aspects of RSE are intrinsically linked to PSHE and to the school ethos and aims with our Rights Respecting schools, growth mind-set and Global Goals agenda’s. 

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