Trowse Primary School

Be Safe, Be Happy, Learn!

Pepperpot Drive, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8TU



'RHSE stands for 'Relationships, Health and Sex Education'.  At Trowse, we use the Norfolk RHSE Scheme to be the spine of the curriculum in this subject. It consists of lessons from reception to year 6, sequentially building up age-appropriate content in each of six key themes, as the years go by. The document below gives an overview of the objectives taught in each year group. Some lessons are not in accordance with the Norfolk scheme. These are where, through consultation with the community, we have changed it for something more relevant for our children.

Detail on individual lesson resources can be found on the specific year group RHSE pages- topic by topic.

If you are interested in talking further and want to find out more about our curriculum, phone the school office or e-mail to make an appointment.

How Can You Support RHSE at Home?


  • To your children: Ask them about lessons at school.
  • Say what your views and values on sex and relationships are. Answer their questions.
  • To us: Especially if you have concerns.


  • To your children, their questions and wishes.

You may wish to begin some conversations at home with your child.  If this is the case, books can offer a really good way to get started.  Here are some recommendations for you.


RHSE Reading Recommendations for parents

Different Families &Relationships

  • Picnic inthe Parkby Joe Griffiths & Tony Pilgrims
  • Best of Friends by Shen Roddy Age 3-5
  • Frog & Toad are Friends Arnold LobelKS1
  • Best Friends for Frances Russel Hogan Age5+
  • Uncle Bobby’s Wedding S Branmen Age4-7
  • Sitting Ducks Michael Bedard Age7-9
  • A Pig is Moving In Claudia Fries Age9-11


Beginning very basic discussions about Boys & Girls, Puberty, Sex &Babies:

  • What’s the Big Secret by Laurie Krasny Brown Age4+
  • It’s Not the Stork! by Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley Age5+
  • Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle Age5+
  • Mummy Laid an Egg by Babette Cole Age5+
  • Great answers to difficult questions about sex: what children need to know Jessica Kingsley & Goldman, L Early Years/Primary age
  • How are Babies made? A SmithKS1
  • Growing up: all about adolescence, body changes and sex by S Meredith, Usborne Age10+
  • What’s happening to me (girls) S. Meredith Age9+
  • What’s happening to me (boys) A. Frith Age

Parental Engagement

Below are the slides used at the latest RHSE parent information event on 21st March 2024. The Morning was well attended, either in person, or by families completing the questionnaire. Thank you for your support for everything we teach! If you have any questions about this subject- please do get in touch.