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Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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Relationship & Sex Education

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 curriculum taught within Holy Family. 


RSE Intent

Central to our work within the school is learning about our faith, including understanding ourselves, our position in our community and how we develop as human beings - our spiritual, social, emotional and physical development.  This is how A Journey in Love fits in to the school’s curriculum.  The scheme permeates through all levels of learning throughout the school.  It focuses on friendship, family, community, relationships and spirituality; a guide to the children’s development as young Catholics.



As you would expect, not all issues related to personal development are covered by the end of Year 6.  The content is age appropriate and is taught with sensitivity, taking into account the children’s level of maturity in regard to the delivery of the lessons.


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.


Parents of children In years 5 and 6 are invited into school to meet with class teachers prior to this topic so they can view the videos that will be used as part of the unit of work. 


All materials are reviewed annually by our Governing Body to ensure that they are in line with our Catholic ethos.


Below I have put clips from the Journey in Love programme for each Year Group taken from St Francis Primary in Braintree.  We all use the same Diocesan resource.


If there is anything about the learning that your child will be doing in their year group that you would like to know more about, please make an appointment to speak with your child's class teacher.  They will be happy to go through content with you.