Relationships and sex education

A Journey In Love


We teach Relationship and sex education (RSE) using the resource called A Journey in Love. This is the resource link for the content from Reception to Year 6. JIL Go

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.  Please see below the scheme headings:

Reception year God Loves us in our uniqueness JIL RECEPTION

Year 1 We meet God’s love in our family JIL Yr1

Year 2 We meet God’s love in our community JIL Yr2

Year 3 How we love in God’s love JIL Yr3

Year 4 God loves us in our differences  JIL Yr4

Year 5 God loves me in my changing and development JIL Yr5

Year 6 The wonder of God’s love in creating new life JIL Yr6 1