Relationships, Sex and Health Education is statutory in all Primary schools in England. This will build on the non-statutory lessons we have always previously taught in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at St. Joseph’s.
We are pleased to let you know that our school has adopted the programme, Life to the Full, produced by the Catholic educational organisation, Ten Ten Resources to support the teaching of the new statutory curriculum subject, Relationship and Health Education and we would like to share some further information with you.
The Life to the Full programme is based on the structure of ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service. This model curriculum was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education so we therefore have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of your child.
Teachers will teach lessons which are sequential, age appropriate and differentiated to the child’s ability. The activities and reflections which each class are involved in focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.
Some of the areas lessons will explore are:
about the physical development of their bodies as they grow into adults
that humans reproduce
about the importance of family life
about the parts of the body
to respect the views of other people
about what to do about inappropriate behaviour
Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.
Please view our RSE overview to see what will be covered across school within RSE
In addition, there will be an online parent platform so that you, as parent and carers, can engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for your child. To access the online parent platform please visit: www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal/
School Username: st-josephs-ts27
School Password: tree-lights
This short document below will help to give you an overview of the structure and content of the programme.
RSE Information Booklet for parents
Life to the Full is intended to be partnership between home, school and church. We know that you already do a fantastic job and we see our new programme, Life to the Full, as a means to further develop, support and enrich the partnership between home, school and church so that your child is fully supported.