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Relationships & Sex Education

Our Approach to PHSE & RSHE


A Journey in Love is a resource recommended for Catholic schools for Relationship and Sex Education and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curricula taught within the school. Central to this resource is the idea of being made in the image and likeness of God. For children to be at ease with themselves, they need to deepen their self-knowledge. An aspect of the mystery of love is treated in each year group; children and young people are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God's creative love. This is reflected in each stage of a person's growth in primary years through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections that focus on social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. The topic covered include: 

  • Early Years- The wonder of being unique and special 
  • Year 1- We meet God's love in our family
  • Year 2- We meet God's love in the community 
  • Year 3- How we live in love 
  • Year 4- God loves us in our differences 
  • Year 5- God loves us in our changing and developing 
  • Year 6- The wonder of God's love in creating new life 

As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious, and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and again these are treated with care and understanding.

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