Christopher Winter Project

Christopher Winter Project

CWP Resources’ primary schools resource, Teaching RSE with Confidence in Primary Schools, has been quality assured by the PSHE Association.

The CWP is recommended by Luton Council, having been used in 50 per cent of Luton primary schools for the past five years. CWP are members of the Sex Education Forum.

However, parents have raised concerns about the age-inappropriate nature of some of the resources.


During Lesson 3 (Families), children are presented with pictures of families that include pictures of same sex couples.

Two Dads - CWP Reception, Year 1
Two Mums - CWP Reception, Year 1

The lesson plan recommends reading The Family Book by Todd Parr. Whilst we acknowledge there are same sex parents, providing a surplus of reading materials with same sex parents is a concern for some heterosexual parents supportive of traditional family structures – a religious (and/or philosophical) conviction protected by The European Convention on Human Rights.

The Family Book - CWP Reception
“Some families have two moms or two dads”

Year 1

Additional reading includes Who’s in a Family? by Robert Skutch, which describes families with two mums and two dads.

Who's in a family book (two mums) - CWP additional reading, Year 1
“Laura and Kyle live with their two moms”
Who's in a family book (two dads) - CWP additional reading, Year 1
“Robin’s family is made up of her dad, Clifford, her dad’s partner, Henry, and Robin’s cat, Sassy.”

Year 2

Suggested additional reading includes Julian is a Mermaid and Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? by Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher.

Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl? features Tiny, the gender neutral protagonist who loves to dress up as a pirate, doctor or fairy. Tiny is sometimes asked, “Are you boy or are you a girl?”, and at the end of the book replies, “I am me”.

Are you a boy or are you a girl book - CWP additional reading, Year 2

In lesson 3, this body parts worksheet is used; children match the body part with its name. Whilst in 2020 many children are exposed to explicit images, families who wish to promote varying degrees of modesty in their families must sanction the use of such images before exposing children to them.  There is concern that continuous exposure to explicit images at school can lead to immunising children against the concept of privacy and thus potentially expose them to grooming.

Worksheet including testicles, vulva - CWP Year 2

This close-up of a vagina is also used during the lesson.

Naked woman - CWP Year 2

Year 4

The book Where Willy Went by Nicholas Allan is recommended as an additional resource.

Where Willy went book - CWP additional reading, Year 4
Where Willy went book (Mrs Browne) - CWP additional reading, Year 4

Another additional recommended book is Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole.

Hair in funny places - CWP additional reading, Year 4
Hair in funny places (boy in mirror) - CWP additional reading, year 4

Year 5

The Year 5 teaching guide prepares teachers to address questions about sexual feelings and masturbation.

Masturbation (teacher guide) - CWP, Year 4
CWP Year 5 teaching guide

CWP recommends showing a range of videos from the Amaze website as an additional activity. Screenshots of several Amaze videos are provided below.

Does Penis Size Really Matter?

Does penis size matter -

Masturbation: Totally Normal

Masturbation -

Females and Masturbation

Females and masturbation -

Year 6

During lesson 3 (Families, Conception & Pregnancy), teachers are presented with the option to show a film from BBC Teach, Sex – What’s it all about?. The clip shows a discussion between young children and teachers about:
● Sexual penetration
● Same sex couples having sex
● The pleasure of having sex
● Orgasm and male ejaculation
● Periods and teenagers having a baby
● Protection during sex and condoms

Teachers are advised to use a set of pictures showing the process of intercourse, including the following illustrations.

Making love - CWP Year 6
CWP Year 6 whiteboard summary
Sexual intercourse diagram (picture card) - CWP Year 6
CWP Year 6 picture card

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