As part of our Health Education programme at school, we need to ensure that all of our pupils are prepared for the changes in their bodies that they and their peers will experience.
For girls in particular, the onset of menstruation can be confusing, or even alarming, if they are not prepared. The statutory guidance states that pupils should be taught key facts about the menstrual cycle including what is an average period, the range of menstrual products available and the implications for their emotional and physical health.
To ensure this is done sensitively, we would like to offer all girls in Years 5 and 6 an informative lesson about this. This will be ahead of the full Health Education programme which will eventually be taught to all of the girls and boys.
Following this initial lesson, the resources we refer to along with key members of staff to talk to will be available on our school website. Please look under the heading ‘Wellbeing’.
They may wish to discuss this with you further at home after the session. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at school.