White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

Spiritual, Moral, Cultural, Mental and Physical Development

At White Rock, we believe our learning should enable children to become informed and responsible citizens of the future. It is vital that all pupils receive effective PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education to develop and maintain safe and respectful relationships within friendships, families and partnerships, both physically and online. We wish to enable children to make rational and well-informed decisions to keep themselves safe and well throughout their lives.

PSHE at White Rock


In foundation stage, PSHE is taught through provision which enables them to develop in the following areas: 

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
  • Health and Self-care


In Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, we follow the Torbay Healthy Learning Curriculum. This follows a spiral curriculum approach which enables children to revisit and deepen their understanding as they progress through school. Please find more information about the coverage of these lessons below. 

RSHE at White Rock


Relationships and Sexual Health Education is taught mainly through our PSHE coverage, as outlined above. Our curriculum meets the requirements set out by the DfE in the 'Relationships, Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education' statutory guidance (2019). As well as delivering our PSHE curriculum, aspects of RSHE are taught through Food Technology, Computing, R.E, P.E, Dance and daily assemblies, as well as through specialist weeks/months, such as Anti-bullying Week or Black History Month. Alongside this, we teach Sex and Health Education through The Christopher Winter Project inline with the guidance set out by the DfE. 

As part of our RSHE learning, we follow The Christopher Winter Project for SRE (Sex and Relationships Education). Please see below for the overview in SRE for Reception up to Year 6.


Reception - Family and Friendship

  1. Caring friendships: understanding the importance of friendship

  2. Being kind: recognising the importance of forgiveness

  3. Families: understand there are lots of different families


Year 1 - Growing and Caring for Ourselves

  1. Different friends: knowing we can be friends with people who are different to us

  2. Growing and changing: understanding babies and children grow up

  3. Families and care: exploring different types of families and who can help us


Year 2  - Differences

  1. Differences: exploring gender stereotypes

  2. Male and female animals: exploring males and females are different

  3. Naming body parts: knowing the physical differences between males and females


Year 3 - Valuing Difference and Keeping Safe

  1. Body differences: exploring the differences between males and females

  2. Personal space: understanding appropriate touch

  3. Help and support: exploring different types of families and who can help us


Year 4 - Growing Up

  1. Changes: exploring the human lifecycle

  2. What is puberty?: exploring how puberty is linked to reproduction

  3. Healthy relationships: exploring respect in a range of relationships


Year 5 - Puberty

  1. Talking about puberty: exploring emotional and physical changes

  2. The reproductive system: understanding male and female changes

  3. Help and support: understanding the importance of personal hygiene


Year 6 - Puberty, Relationships and Reproduction

  1. Puberty and reproduction: understanding how and why the body changes

  2. Communication in relationships: understanding the importance of respectful communication

  3. Families, conception and pregnancy: understanding the decisions in starting a family

  4. Online relationships: understanding communication in a respectful way  

RSHE Weeks 2021

Please watch the video below to find out more about RSHE in Summer Term 2 2021 for children in Reception - Year 6. 

RSHE Weeks

White Rock Primary School RSHE weeks - Parent Video

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