A Journey in Love RSE
A Journey in Love is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Relationships and Sex Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports Religious Education, PSHE and Science taught within school.
St Benedict’s Primary Catholic Academy is committed to providing a balanced education for all pupils.
St. Benedict’s Primary Catholic Academy is a place where Governors, Staff and Parents desire that the spirit and principles of the Gospel permeate all aspects of school life.
Within the context of this Christian community, we aim to foster the harmonious development of each child spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and physically.
Our approach to Relationship and Sex Education will be a “positive” one because everything in creation was found by God “to be very good” (Gen.1:31). This affirmation of the fundamental goodness of the human person is further emphasised by the gift of the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus. Thus in all matters to do with creation we need to celebrate the good we have been given in this gift. This is particularly true of our education in sexuality.
A Journey in Love
Please see the summary of planned teaching for each year group
Nursery: Wonder at God’s love
Reception: God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Year One: We meet God’s love in our family
Year Two: We meet God’s love in the community
Year Three: How we live in love
Year Four: God loves us in our differences
Year Five: God loves me in my changing and development
Year Six: The wonder of God’s love in creating new life
Journey of life
Some perspectives of marriage
Activities for each year group focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. We aim to deliver the programme within class worship or R.E lessons.
The content is age appropriate and is taught taking account of the children’s level of maturity in regard to the delivery of the lessons.