Relationship & Sex Education

At Winton Primary School, we teach PSHE throughout the year. We aim to give children the understanding needed to allow them to develop emotional literacy, self-esteem and the social skills to be successful citizens of our school community and the wider world. We use the Jigsaw scheme of work to support our delivery of the subject, including the Relationship & Sex Education (RSE) aspect of the curriculum. 

A broad overview of both the Jigsaw approach and how it helps meet the Early Learning Goals for Reception children can be found in the links below:

jigsaw-information-leaflet-for-parents-and-carers-2023.pdf (

how-does-the-jigsaw-3-11-meet-the-personal-social-and-emotional-development-psed-early-learning-goals.pdf (

For a broad overview of what is taught in PSHE through Jigsaw in each year group, please follow the link below:  

You may be interested in the school’s RSE policy, which can be found in the link below: 

RSE-policy-2023.pdf (

PSHE is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. In the Summer Term we teach two units – one on Relationships and one called Changing Me. 

These units form the parts of the school’s Relationships and Sex Education. This is an important progression of teaching for pupils.  As adults we think of Sex Education as the lessons that we may have experienced in our time at secondary school. The teaching in primary school is the essential knowledge that pupils need to prepare them for later life including things like naming the parts of the human body correctly, understanding how bodies change as we get older and how we can look after our body. Some of the content for older children does move on to age appropriate information and understanding of human reproduction. 

We understand that this is a sensitive topic for some children and families. For detailed information on the Jigsaw approach to teaching RSE, please follow the link below: 

rshe-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers-leaflet-sep-2023.pdf (  

At the start of the Summer Term, we will be offering parents the chance to come into school for a more detailed look at this content. We hope this session will give you a comprehensive overview of the taught content so you have a clear understanding of what your child will be learning. 

As ever we want to work in partnership with you to get the best outcomes for your child.  We believe the content of this part of the curriculum is important learning for our pupils. You have the legal right as a parent to withdraw your child from Sex Education sessions. We would encourage you only to consider this option after reviewing what your child will learn so that you are clear what your child will be withdrawn from. Should you wish to do so, please make a written request addressed to Mr Tarchetti.