Sex and Relationship Education

A Journey In Love is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden of BRES. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curricula taught within the school.

Throughout A Journey In Love, an aspect of the mystery of love is focussed upon in each 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 the Primary Years through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.

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.

A Journey In Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home. As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Sex Education at anytime if you wish to do so.

Here you will find information about ‘A Journey in Love’. Please read the ‘Booklet for Parents’ 

Below are the PowerPoints that are shared with each class.

Year R          God loves each of us in our uniqueness
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 me in my changing and development
Year 6          The wonder of God’s love in creating new life