The summer term is the time when many schools would have addressed learning about the physical and emotional changes of puberty, usually with Year 5. This is one of the statutory elements of Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). Children tell us that learning about puberty and body changes from parents and carers is the next best thing to learning about it at school.
To help parents and carers to have these important conversations at home, we’ve put together some of the resources that will help families to discuss these themes with confidence. We know how important it is to have quality-assured, factual information, and to protect children from myths and misinformation.
This link takes you to a Padlet of resources about male bodies and puberty.
This link is to a Padlet of resources about female bodies and menstruation.
Good quality RSHE would teach children to understand about male and female body changes, so it is a good idea to share both with all families.
If there is a resource you would like to see included, or another aspect of RSHE for which you would like to see a Padlet of resources, please email Gill.firstname.lastname@example.org