(Relationships and Sex Education) and Health Education

At Woodham Ley Primary School, we believe in providing a broad and balanced curriculum for our pupils that also involves a comprehensive RSE (relationships and sex education) and Health scheme of work. We have RSE lessons from EYFS up to year 6 which follows the Christopher Winter Project (CWP) resource ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’. This programme reflects the recent developments in RSE and the Science National Curriculum and has been quality assured by the PSHE Association.

Christopher Winter RSE Project 

Within the resource there is an increased focus on safeguarding/keeping children safe. The resource also encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

The resources in this scheme are age and developmentally appropriate.

EYFS-Our Lives

Lesson 1- Our Day

Lesson 2- Keeping Ourselves Clean

Lesson 3- Families


Year 1- Growing and changing

Lesson 1- Keeping Clean

Lesson 2- Growing and Changing

Lesson 3- Families and Care


Year 2- Growing and changing

Lesson 1- Differences: Boys and Girls

Lesson 2- Differences: Male and Female

Lesson 3-Naming the Body Parts


Year 3- Valuing Differences and Keeping Safe

Lesson 1- Differences: Male and Female

Lesson 2- Personal Space

Lesson 3-Family Differences


Year 4- Growing up

Lesson 1- Growing and Changing

Lesson 2- What is Puberty?

Lesson 3-Puberty: Changes and Reproduction


Year 5- Puberty

Lesson 1- Talking about Puberty

Lesson 2- Male and Female Changes

Lesson 3-Puberty: Puberty and Hygiene


Year 6- Puberty, Relationship and Reproduction

Lesson 1- Puberty and Reproduction

Lesson 2- Understanding Relationships

Lesson 3- Conception and Pregnancy

Lesson 4- Communicating in Relationships

The RSE programme is delivered during the academic year and we communicate with parents before the start date to fully inform how the scheme will be delivered.

PSHE Association Training and Development Lead Jenny Barksfield says:

“We awarded the Christopher Winter Project’s ‘Teaching SRE with confidence in Primary Schools’ our quality mark as it achieves exactly what it says on the tin: it provides everything a Primary practitioner would need to be confident that the SRE they’re providing is comprehensive, balanced, developmental and in line with best practice in PSHE teaching and learning.  The lessons incorporate a wide variety of learning activities and a range of assessment opportunities.  The teacher’s guide is thorough and supportive.”

Please take some time to read the RSE curriculum overview for each year group. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school.

Click on the curriculum links below. 

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