This week in PSHE we have been discussing relationships and gender. As a group we have looked at the various relationships we have with our family and friends, and any other relationships which we may have. The children suggested their pets, teachers, classmates and God. All the children understood that when we refer to gender, we are talking about male and female, boys and girls. The class listened to a story from 'Bill's new frock', where they heard about Bill, who one morning woke up from a deep sleep and found he was now a little girl. Going to school and playing football gave some problems for Bill, but the children soon began to understand that just because Bill was wearing a pink dress, he was just as good a footballer as the boys!
We designed t-shirts with our own messages of being accepting of others, no matter how we look, our gender etc.