Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) Curriculum Statement
During their time at Round Diamond, children will encounter many of life’s challenges for the first time. We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to lead safe, healthy, and happy lives. A high-quality RHSE education is essential for all pupils to reach their full potential socially and academically. Our broad and sequenced curriculum, which covers relationships, health and sex education, and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, is planned to build on skills and knowledge from the Early Years to Year 6 through spaced learning and ample opportunities for retrieval practice. It supports pupils to develop the skills needed to manage different influences and pressures, and experience and explore challenging situations in a safe environment. Our curriculum is carefully mapped to ensure full coverage and progression of the statutory elements for Relationship Education and Health Education, as well as supporting and encouraging safeguarding. At Round Diamond, we recognise that the world around us is constantly adapting and evolving, and understand the importance of equipping the children with the appropriate and respectful beliefs and values to allow them to be successful in opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Below is a selection of the key vocabulary taught in every year group.
Within the EYFS, RHSE is developed through purposeful, play based experiences and will be represented throughout the indoor and outdoor provision. The learning will be based on pupil’s interests and current themes in their core text, while focusing on the expectations from the Early Years Framework. RHSE understanding can be developed through stories, songs, games, imaginative play, child-initiated learning, and structured teaching.