Year 6 SRE – Day 1
Wednesday 28th June |
Today we started our SRE (sex and relationship education) lessons in Year 6.
We split into gender groups – the girls with Mrs Heap & Mrs Carney and the boys with Mr Cooke & Mr Tiffany. Most of today’s learning objectives were a review of content already learned in Year 5.
We started with a discussion about the changes that happen throughout our lives. This included physical changes, responsibilities, independence, abilities and relationships. It soon became clear that everyone moves through these changes at different times when they are ready. We linked this to the changes of puberty – everyone goes through it at different times and that is ok.
We then moved on to a review of the changes that happen to both girls and boys before focusing on menstruation and other changes for girls. We watched the video “Girl Talk” and had lots of time for questions and discussion.
We’ve asked the girls to think about how they can be prepared for when their periods start (if they haven’t already) so they may ask for a small supply of sanitary pads to keep in their bedroom or school bag.
The children were all very sensible and mature. They worked together well, taking on board each other’s ideas, and respected what everyone had to say. All in all, it was a very successful session and we’re looking forward to next week when we’ll get together again to talk about changes specific to boys and begin to learn about how babies are made.