Relationship, Health and Sex Education
At More Park our intent is to give the children the opportunity to explore relationships and life cycles, health and our bodies as well as how to stay safe in their community. Our teachings will allow the children to build their relationship with God and deepen their understanding of the role he plays in all aspects of our lives.
Religious, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) at More Park consists of an hour lesson once every two weeks. It is taught alongside our Zones of Regulation lessons which explores wellbeing and positive self-esteem. Teachers are able to integrate RSHE into different subjects and parts of the school day. RHSE also takes place through assemblies, workshops, religious services and different school events such as our planned events for various charities.
The teaching of RHSE begins in Reception Class and continues all the way through to Year Six. All teachers teach RHSE through the scheme Ten for Ten which provides a clear link for children between RHSE, being a Catholic and being part of God’s family. Ten for Ten has broken down the RHSE curriculum into three areas of learning: Crated and Loved by God, Created to Love Others and Created to Live in the Community. Each area is broken down into three or four units for all year groups. Each new unit starts with the teaching on Religious Understanding linked to the unit of learning. Each year group teaches the same units, but the content changes based on the child's age and emotional understanding. At More Park, Teachers use Ten for Ten as a starting point for lessons but adapt their lessons to make them engaging and accessible for all students in their class. During RSHE lessons children are able to participate in a range of activities that may be practical, written or discussion based. Examples of these activities include debating, role-play, singing and art.
We are also able to teach RSHE through our links to the community. We welcome visitors, who provide talks and workshops for our pupils. Our Parish Priest Fr Peter Soper often visits and talks to the pupils about their spirituality and their relationships with others and God.
We understand that parents are children’s first educators and work closely with them when delivering the RSHE curriculum. Parents know what is being taught in each year group and can then support the learning further at home.
The RHSE curriculum at More Park, with God's love, teaches our pupils how to manage their emotions and understand what happens to them as they grouw up, how to handle this and where to go if they need help. Working closely with paretns we are equipping them with the knowledge and emotional intelligence needed to be a healthy, happy and productive member of society, in an ever changing and fast paced world.