Healthy Living Week

Dear Parents and Carers

During the second half of the summer term we would have usually held our Healthy Living Week. Children from Nursery up to Year 6 have a week of lessons covering various aspects of Health, Relationships and Sex Education.

This year, with many of our children not attending, we made the decision to move these lessons to the autumn term. Children will now cover the work they should have done in the summer term of their previous year group. This means that a child that has just started in Year 4 will cover the Year 3 work in the autumn term and the Year 4 work in the summer term. Therefore, Sex and Relationships Education will now take place over a few sessions rather than one week in the autumn and summer terms. Health and Relationships Education will continue to be taught across the year.

From September 2020, all primary age children will be taught Sex and Relationships, Relationships and Health Education and a new curriculum has been introduced. Please see our website for our Sex and Relationships Education policy. You can find the government document that informs this policy at the web address below.

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, your child’s school will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

Here at Mill Lane we do teach Sex Education. If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. The Head of School must grant this request. The science curriculum in all maintained schools also includes content on human development, including reproduction, which there is no right to withdraw from. All lessons are age-appropriate. Details of the content taught is in our policy on the website as mentioned above and a table of lesson titles is attached to this letter.

If you have any questions or require any further information please email me at

Kind regards
Mrs Fleming
HRSE and Safeguarding Lead