Sex education is often covered towards the end of year 6 in preparation for changing to secondary schools. There is a very useful sex education website called Amaze. The site content is covered in a set of cartoons which are very straightforward, easy to understand, light-hearted and two of them could be used to help teaching all year 6 children.
“AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.”
It’s message for educators is “ Hallway chatter plus easy access to online content that may be inappropriate or inaccurate makes providing medically accurate sex education more challenging than ever. AMAZE videos will help you cut through the noise and provide the critical information your students need.”
Amaze has several sections:
- Boys Puberty, a clear straightforward guide to how a boy’s body changes, it could be used in the classroom or sent home for parental help.
- Girls Puberty, this one is similar; it does not go into detail, that is for the other videos but it is a general guide which could be shared in a year 6 class.
These two videos may be very useful towards the end of year 6. The rest of the videos in the set are almost certainly too old, but they are there and easily accessible if needed:
- Identity and Expression
- Personal Safety
- Healthy relationships
- Pregnancy and Reproduction
- STD and HIV
There is no doubt that the latter titles covered are too old for most primary school children but the two about puberty are very good and may prove useful.