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"I have come that you might have life and have it to the full" (John 10:10)



"A Journey in Love" is the RSE scheme (Relationship and Sex Education) that we use at St Marie's Catholic Primary School. It is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden of BRES. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for RSE, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE, Science curricula taught within the school. 


Central to our work within our 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 though 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 with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Each lesson is taught we sensitivity and takes into account the children's level of maturity. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of each lesson 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. 


As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Sex Education at any time if you wish to do so however, this is not to be confused with the topics around Relationships, PSHE and Science which is now statutory requirement. 


A Journey in Love content:


Early years - The wonder of being special and unique

Year One - We meet God's love in our family

Year Two - We meet God's love in the community

Year Three - We live in hope

Year Four - God loves us in of differences 

Year Five - God loves us in our changing and developing

Year Six - The wonder of God's love in creating new life. 



Many thanks, 



RE Coordinator

RSE Policy 2021