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Big Talk - Relationship Education

To keep children as safe as possible Relationship Education is now statutory in all Primary Schools, we are engaging the support of the specialist organisation BigTalk Education, who are a Social Enterprise recognised by national lead bodies and Government.

They work with 3yr olds upwards and have been involved in delivering age-appropriate education of this type for over 20 years.

Below is some information on the Growing Up Safe programme that will be delivered to the Children in the coming term.


* Age 3 (Nursery). A fun learning environment where the children are taught: the differences between boys and girls, naming body parts, correct scientific words, private areas of the body, good touches and bad touches.

  • Ages 4 to 8 (Reception School Years 1, 2 & 3) Re-enforces and checks what was covered in Nursery.  Using specially designed child friendly resources at the end of this session they will be able to identify happy situations within relationships, and those which may be risky (e.g., other children or adults taking improper photographs of them, inappropriate touches, exposure to unsuitable media etc.) Plus, whom they can talk to if they are worried.
  • Ages 8 to 9 (School Year 4) We cover different kinds of families, similarities and differences between boys and girls, the emotional and physical changes of growing up (puberty) how babies are made, then develop in the womb etc. (reproduction). Also discussed is, how to look after our bodies and be safe and healthy.
  • Ages 9 to 11 (School Years 5 & 6) Reproduction and puberty are re-capped, the children are given the opportunity to ask questions. As well as additional clarification on puberty, they will often want more details on how babies develop and are born. It is important that they know there is someone in school as well as at home if they want help, advice or more information etc. (Information at this stage is vital to protect them as they move onto Secondary School and to provide an alternative to Google etc)

All the resources BigTalk Education use are age appropriate and help keep children protected from unwanted touches, abuse, and exposure to unsuitable images etc.

Further information on the above can be found on:

The new video Parent presentations  are on our website – the School will circulate the password one week prior to our visit.

In addition, “Bodies, Babies and Bellybuttons” is the BigTalk book which accompanies the Growing Up Safe programme. This is a great resource for parents and can be ordered online from on our Resources page.

Should you require any further information BigTalk Education can be contacted on


If you have any queries regarding the above information or would like to discuss this with someone from school, please do not hesitate to contact me via email on


      Best wishes

      Faye Marshall

      PSHE Leader