Dear Parents and Carers,
The Governors of Great Crosby Catholic Primary School have adopted the developmental programme, 'Journey in Love' to support the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) through the primary years.
Relationship and Sex Education is a positive experience of relationships rooted in Gospel values, to help children accept and understand changes, developing the whole child. It is essential for young people to learn about the nature of marriage, family life and relationships taught in an age appropriate way. In Catholic schools, RSE must be taught in the context of the Church's teachings.
'A Journey in Love' is a developmental programme from Early Years to Year 6.
An aspect of the mystery of love is treated in each year group; children are asked to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God's love. This is reflected, at 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.
Reception - God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Y1 - We meet God's love in our family
Y2 - We meet God's love in our community
Y3 - How we live in love
Y4 - God loves us in our differences
Y5 - God loves me in my changing and development
Y6 - The wonder of God's love in creating new life.
In Year 5, puberty and body changes are discussed and in Year 6, sexual intercourse is discussed.
To get a better understanding of what your child will be taught in school next week, I ask you to look at the 'Journey in Love' resources below. Please watch the presentation for your child's year group. Use the pause button to read each slide carefully. You may prefer to click on the full screen button too. Thank you.
We only have permission to display these resources from Thursday 17th to Friday 25th June.
If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum, please contact: Miss Bradley or Mrs Crann (Assistant Headteachers).
Thank you for your continued support,