Big Talk Education

Working with Primaries


A "Whole School Approach" to help keep children safe

Children want their parents to be the first people to talk to them about growing up, sex and relationships. Yet many parents say they lack confidence to answer their children's questions frankly, School is here to help and we are here to support Schools and Teachers

Members of the BigTalk Team can come into your School for a part or whole day, ensuring your children (and Parents) are well educated to keep them safe, healthy and happy!

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We live in a rapidly changing world where keeping our children safe is more important than ever. 

Safeguarding children is our priority at BigTalk Education. We are a core member of the Sex Education Forum which is the National Lead body for relationship and sex education.

We follow nationally recommended guidelines backed up by over 20 years of experience working with Parents, Children & Teenagers plus training Professionals

Below is the Programme we deliver to Children supporting the day-to-day work that School delivers around Healthy Relationships; every child deserves to be kept safe through knowledge and understanding

We always offer a Parent Information Session when we can discuss further what will be covered and the vital role Parents/Carers can play in keeping their children safe both now and into their teenage years. We are happy to answer any questions from Parents or Carers

Frequently Asked Questions by Parents regarding age appropriate Sex & Relationship Education with Pre-School and Primary Children

Why start early?

Because it’s easier and safeguarding from an early age is essential! Young children are fabulous, as all parents know they ask loads of questions, not least of all about their bodies and your body! If they are asking questions they deserve answers. Ask yourself how would you like your children to learn about their bodies, their relationships and how babies are made?

Sex Ed at four ~ surely not?

Sex & Relationship Education is an umbrella term used to describe a whole host of topics not just reproduction; some things are vital for even a three year old to be aware of, for example good and bad touches. Age appropriateness is the key, using the words, resources and approach that is most effective when addressing the issues relevant to their age as they grow and mature

But it’s the job of the Parents?

Not all Parents/Carers feel confident or knowledgeable, scared they may say too much or too little plus virtually all Parents think it is will be covered at School at some point

But won’t they have it at School?

Not all Teachers feel adequately trained and confident to deliver a rapidly changing subject that may compromise their knowledge and question their values. As it is not statutory in all Schools it is sometimes not given the priority it deserves. We all need to work together to keep children safe

Won’t it take away the children’s innocence?

Nothing takes away innocence quicker then sexual abuse. Knowledge about their bodies won’t stop them wanting to fly kites, go sledging or make sand castles. When body science is discussed they just add it to their knowledge bank, it is often us as adults that have the concerns. The world is changing and protecting our children with age appropriate information about risk is vital

Why do they need to know “Grown Up” words?

It is really important that children know the correct scientific names for their genitals. In the event of them ever being inappropriately touched they have the vocabulary to give exact information. For example “they touched my Minnie/tuppence/flower” is very vague as opposed to “they touched my vagina” Child abusers prefer uneducated children - those who don’t have the words and knowledge of what’s right and wrong

Research shows that an educated child is three times more likely to speak out if they are subjected to abuse (www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32321204)

I didn’t have this when I was at School, do they really need it?

When today’s adults were at School the world was a very different place, no mobile phones with cameras, no sexting, no easy available access to pornography or strangers via the Internet. It is imperative we educate children to be aware of the risks so they know to come to trusted adults with their questions about their bodies, relationships and sex etc. rather than the internet

How can I find out more?

BigTalk Education have published a book “Bodies, Babies and Bellybuttons” for use with four year olds upwards, also suitable for SEN pupils and those on the Autism spectrum. It is available on-line at www.bigtalkeducation.co.uk/resources-for-primaries.html at a cost of £9.99 (includes post and packing in the UK)

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What is covered at each stage?

Starting early with very simple age appropriate information and resources is the easiest and best way, this approach has been welcomed with the hundreds of Parents, Carers and Teachers we have worked with!

Ages 3 (Nursery)

At this age children are taught in the differences between boys and girls, naming body parts, what areas of the body are private and should not be touched unless the child is happy and gives consent (for example if they wanted a goodnight kiss from Mummy, or part of their body was sore and they wanted a Parent or Doctor to check it out)

Ages 4 - 8 (Reception, Years 1,2 & 3)

The differences between boys and girls, naming body parts, what areas of the body

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are private and should not be touched (unless the child gives consent). Also covered

are situations which may be risky (e.g. other children or adults taking inappropriate

photographs of them) and who they can talk to if they are worried

Ages 8-9 (School Yr 4)

 We cover different kinds of families, the emotional and physical changes of growing up,

  similarities and differences between boys and girls, coping with strong emotions 

 (puberty) and how babies are made from ovums and sperm, then develop in the

 womb (reproduction). Looking after our bodies and how to be safe and healthy

 are also discussed

Ages 9-11 (School Yrs 5 & 6)

Reproduction and puberty is covered and the children are given the opportunity to ask

questions. They will often want more details on conception, how babies develop and

are born. Sometimes they ask how people can get infections from sex and how they

can be prevented or there may be curiosity about feelings or body image, each group

is different. Again it is important they know there is someone in school as well as at

home if they want help, advice or information about puberty, reproduction etc.

(Information at this stage is vital to protect them as they move onto Senior School)


For feedback from Schools see  http://www.bigtalkeducation.co.uk/testimonials-primary.html

For feedback from Parents see  http://www.bigtalkeducation.co.uk/testimonials-parents.html


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Schools and Organisations we have worked with recently are


NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE 

 

Alkborough Primary Alkborough
Althorpe and Keadby Primary Keadby
Barton St Peters CofE Primary Barton upon Humber
Belton All Saints CofE Primary Belton

Berkeley Primary

Scunthorpe

Bottesford Infants

Scunthorpe

Bottesford Juniors

Scunthorpe

Bowmandale Primary

Barton upon Humber

Brigg Primary

Brigg

Brumby Juniors

Scunthorpe

Crowle Primary

Crowle

Castledyke Primary

Barton upon Humber

Crosby Prmary
Scunthorpe
Crowle Primary
Crowle
Epworth Primary Epworth
Haxey Primary CofE Haxey
Hibaldstow Primary Hibaldstow

Holme Valley Primary

Bottesford

John Harrison CofE Primary

Barrow

Killingholme Primary Killingholme

Kirton Lindsey Primary

Kirton In Lindsey

Leys Farm Juniors Scunthorpe
Lincoln Gardens Primary Ashby
Luddington and Garthorpe Primary Luddington
Messingham Primary Messingham

New Holland Primary CofE & Methodist Primary

New Holland

Oakfiled Primary

Bottesford

Priory Lane Community School Scunthorpe
Scawby Primary Scawby

Scunthorpe CofE Primary

Scunthorpe

South Ferriby Primary

South Ferriby

South Killingholme Primary

South Killingholme

St Peter & St Paul CofE Primary

Scunthorpe

The Grange Primary School Bottesford
Ulceby St Nicholas CofE Primary Ulceby
Westcliffe Primary Scunthorpe
Willoughby Road Primary  Scunthorpe

Wootton Primary

Barton upon Humber

Wrawby St Mary’s CofE Primary

Wrawby

Wroot Travis CofE Primary Wroot

 

 

Baysgarth School

Barton upon Humber

Huntcliffe School

Kirton In Lindsey

Mellior Academy

Scunthorpe

Sir John Nelthorpe School

Brigg

South Axholme Academy

Epworth

St Bedes Catholic Academy Ashby
Vale Academy Brigg

Winterton Community Academy

Coritani Academy

Scunthorpe

Demeter House School

Brigg

Fluent Training

Castlethorpe

 

 

NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE

 

Grimsby Institute Grimsby
 
MIDLANDS
Caistor Primary Caistor
Dines Green Primary  Worcester
Eye CofE Primary  
Peterborough
Grasby Primary
Middleton Primary Peterborough
Parnwell Primary Peterborough
St Marys Catholic Primary Chesterfield
Fallibroom Academy Cheshire
Pilgrim School Boston

Pilgrim School

Deeping St James

Pilgrim School

Lincoln

West Grantham AcademyLincoln

Grantham

Witham Academy

 

 

YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

 

Barnburgh Primary Barnburgh
Bawtry Mayflower Primary Bawtry
Bentley High Street Primary Doncaster
Bentley New Village Doncaster
Carlton Primary Barnsley

Castle Hills Primary

Doncaster

Copley Juniors

Doncaster

Crookesbroom Primary Hatfield
Denaby Main Doncaster
Hatfield Wood House Primary Hatfield Woodhouse

Howden Juniors

Howden

King Edward Primary

Thorne

Kirkby Avenue Primary

Doncaster

Longtoft Primary Stainforth
Maltby St Marys Rotherham
Norton Juniors RotherhamDoncaster
Orchard Infants Doncaster
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary Doncaster
Owston Park Primary Doncaster

Parkside Primary

Barnsley

Pennine View Conisborough

Pheasant Bank Academy

Rossington

Richmond Hill Primary

Sprotborough

Rosedale Primary Doncaster
Saltersgate Infants Scawsby
Saltersgate Juniors Scawsby
St Marie's Catholic Primary Sheffield
St Nicholas Primary Hull
St Theresa's Catholic Primary Sheffield

Summer Fields Primary

Barnsley

Sunnyfields Primary

Doncaster

Toll Bar Primary

Doncaster

Travis St Lawrence CofE Primary

Hatfield

West Road Primary

Moorends

Woodfield Primary Doncaster
Manor Croft Academy Dewsbury
Rossington All Saints Academy Rossington

William Henry Smith School

Brighouse


LONDON & SOUTH EAST

 

Ashton St Peters CofE VA Dunstable
Hadrian Academy Dunstable

Knightsbridge School (Private)

Knightsbridge London

Park Gate School (Private)

Clapham London

St Francis School (Private) Letchworth
Sibford School (Private) Banbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


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