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Sex and Relationships Education Minisite

Resources for primary schools

QCDA PSHE key stages 1 and 2 RSE scheme of work
Unit 1 Special people
Unit 4 Support networks
Unit 5 How the body works and changes in puberty

Birth, care and growth, BBC Educational Publishing, 1999, ISBN: 0563465077. This video has three programmes for KS1 pupils that explore what it means to grow up. There is an accompanying forty-page teacher book with activity sheets and posters.

Growing up, BBC Educational Publishing, 1999, ISBN: 0563465484. This video for upper primary children looks at physical changes and emotions during puberty and changing relationships with family, friends and peers. There is an accompanying resource pack.

Living and Growing, Channel 4 Learning, 1999, ISBN: 1862155151, 186215516X, 1862156824. This series of three videos with accompanying workbooks provides the basis for an RSE programme for Key Stages 1 and 2. The videos use a mixture of animation, child presenters and ‘experts’ in an accessible and entertaining way to cover the biological aspects of primary RSE education as well as providing opportunities to build self-esteem, to value difference, to develop positive relationships and discuss key issues. The videos are explicit in places and opportunities should be provided for teacher training about the issues raised. The workbooks provide useful support materials that can be adapted as appropriate. There is also a video for teachers, parents, and carers called Primary Sex Education. As usual, parents should be involved in discussions about the programme including use of this video.

R Time to support SEAL, Sampson, Greg. Contains 168 R Time and extension activities matched to the seven SEAL themes. For all ages from nursery to Year 6.

Sex and relationship education, BBC Whiteboard Active series, BBC, 2008. This resource uses BBC video along with pictures, audio clips, discussion prompts and interactivity to help children learn, think and talk about sex and relationships.

PSHE strategies and skills (series editor Hilary Dixon). A series of books for teachers containing guidance and a range of activities. Includes “Active Learning”; “Body Image”; “Family, Friends and Relationships”, Me and Us Limited, 2007.

Good As You: supporting schools to tackle homophobic bullying and gay issues An INSET package on CD ROM to support schools wishing to address gay issues, tackle name-calling and homophobic bullying. Lancashire County Council.

Growing up and Keeping Safe, Sense Interactive. CD for Key Stage 2, designed to promote development of effective work in PSHE under the 5 headings of the Every Child Matters outcomes. Lots to do and explore and will provide much material for PSHE lessons over the key stage including work on RSE.

Download a list of resources we use in the CWP RSE Training and those which are referenced in the resource