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 Laurence's Catholic Primary School is committed to providing a balanced education for all pupils.
St Laurence's Catholic Primary School 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.
The governors at St Laurence's Catholic Primary School have adopted the 'Journey in Love' programme to support the statutory relationships, sex and health education across the school from Nursery to Year 6.
Below is a brief outline of the content of the programme...
Nursery: The wonder of being special and unique
Reception: The wonder of being special and unique
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
As part of our commitment to you, we will hold a meeting annually for the parents and carers of children across the school to discuss the programme. As parents, you have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science which is statutory.
If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact: ... Mrs Farrell - our RSHE Lead
Please view our RSHE policy below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come into school to speak to one of us.