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Sex and Relationships Education

Dobcroft Junior School follows the Sheffield SRE Scheme which has been created by Learn Sheffield in consultation with a number of different faith groups and the NHS. Sexual and Relationship Education is taught through our Personal Development lessons and supports our school values.

The scheme follows 5 strands which build in complexity as the children move through each year group. They cover:

Family, Friends, Community, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Health and Growing Up. The specific content of these five strands can be found here:

As students reach upper KS2 they will be provided with an understanding of puberty, which includes physical and emotional changes (Growing Up Strand)

The topics covered aim to answer the following key questions.

G1 - How will my body change as I get older?

G2 -How will my feelings change as I get older?

G3 -How will I stay clean during puberty?

G4 - What is Menstruation?

SX1 – How do plants and animals reproduce? This is compulsory and is taught through science lessons. It covers plant and animal reproduction, such as the life cycle of a butterfly or frog for example.

In the summer of year 6 students have the option to extend their knowledge of sexual reproduction. This aims to answer the following key question.

SX2 – How are babies made? These sessions are non-compulsory and parents are welcome to contact school with any questions. A letter will be sent to all year 6 parents before these optional sessions are taught.

For more details on specific coverage please see our Personal Development overview or contact Jenny Winters (Personal Development Lead) via the School Office with any specific questions.