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, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) through the primary years.
Relationships, Sex and Health 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, RSHE 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.
In 2020-21, children had lessons during the week 21st - 25th June 2021.
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,