Relationships and Sex Education
The governors at St Theresa’s have adopted the ‘Journey in Love’ programme to support the teaching of non-statutory Relationships and Sex Education in Nursery to year 6. The programme of study is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church. Below is a brief outline of the content of the programme.
Nursery: Wonder at God’s love
Children begin to know and understand that they are part of the wonder of god’s love and creation.
Reception: God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Children know and understand that God has made them unique and that although we are all different we are all special to him.
Year 1: We Meet God’s love in our family
Children know and understand that they are growing and developing as members of their own family and God’s family.
Year 2: We Meet God’s love in the community
Children know and understand that they are growing and developing in a God-given community.
Year 3: How we live in love
Children know and understand the virtues essential to friendship, e.g. loyalty, responsibility. They experience the importance both of forgiving and being forgiven and of celebrating God’s forgiveness.
Year 4: God loves us in our differences
Children know and understand that they are all different and celebrate these differences as they appreciate that God’s love accepts us as we are and as we change.
Year 5: God loves me in my changing and developing
Children know and become aware of the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty – sensitivity, mood swings, anger, boredom etc. They grow further in their understanding of God’s presence in their daily lives.
Year 6: The wonder of God’s love in creating new life
Children develop, in an appropriate way for their age, an understanding of sexuality and grow further in their appreciation of their dignity and worth as children of God.
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