When my daughter was in 5th grade her school sent home a notification that there would be sex education included in an upcome class and requested parental consent for student participation. I requested and was given the ciriculum. I studied it and decided against her participation. I felt that they were addressing issues she had never shown interest in and that for her, it was not the right time.
My daughter and I have always had great communication, and she knew I was always truthful with her. About a month later she started asking questions which i answered. For her, it was the best situation instead of having infomation that, I felt, would have been shocking to her at the time