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St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

A place of educational excellence with Christ at the centre

Journey In Love and PSHE approach

A Journey in Love RSE   


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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 Mary's Catholic Primary School is committed to providing a balanced education for all pupils.

St. Mary’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.

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

Please see the lessons examples for each year group below. 

Please see the schools RSHE Policy.