Coordinator Ms Zoe Watkins
PSHE – Sex and drugs education
At Netherthong we teach Sex education in accordance with the Kirklees Toolkit, which is taught across schools in Kirklees. This ensures a graduated, age-appropriate programme of sex and relationship education as your child moves up the school.
Yr 1 – Relationships
Y2 - How to look after our bodies in order to help us grow into fit, healthy and active adults.
Y3 - They consider the different types of relationship and know that there are many different patterns of friendship.
Y4 - The children will acknowledge the changes that have occurred in their lives thus far.
Y5 – What happens during puberty.
Y6 – Conception and birth.
We also teach drug education in accordance with the Kirklees Toolkit, which is taught across schools in Kirklees. This ensures a graduated, age-appropriate programme of drug education as your child moves up the school.
Y1 - Keeping safe - Household Substances & Litter:
How to keep safe at home and school. How to keep their bodies safe. Deals with the issues of children being able to say no when put in pressurised situations.
Yr 2 Being healthy/Keeping safe
Role of medicines and how they can be harmful if not used properly. Household products can be harmful if not used properly and learn about ways to keep safe around them.
Y3 Legal drugs, affects and risks. Ways to develop a healthy lifestyle now and in the future. Learning about the range of legal drugs encountered in everyday life including over the counter drugs, drugs prescribed as medicines, and tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol and solvents. The children will have some understanding of their effects and associated risks.
Y4 Risk taking and legal drugs - What we understand by a ‘risk’ and how we can effectively deal with risk. Focuses upon how to respond to unhelpful pressure with regard to risk-taking with legal drugs and developing practical ideas for resisting such pressure, especially from peer groups.
Year 5/6 – SPICED drug programme - The name SPICED is an acronym :Schools Partnership In Children’s Education on Drugs. The programme is facilitated by the class teacher, supported by the school nurse and a local community police officer.