Relationship and Sex Education

The governors at St. Bede’s Catholic Junior School have adopted the 'Journey in Love’ programme to support the non-statutory Relationships and Sex Education in Years 3- 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:  

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.

If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact: Mrs. Tiernan

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