St John's Catholic Primary School

To Live in Love

Relationships and Sex Education


'At the heart of Christian faith is love, St John say that God is love (1 John 4:8) and the whole purpose of Christianity is to live it as fully as possible in and through love.This means we have to link every aspect of our being, from birth to death, with love.' 


The governors at St John's Catholic Primary School have adopted the 'Journey In Love' programme to support the non-statutory relationships and sex education across the school from Nursery to Year 6. The programme of study is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church.  




A Journey in Love programme content:

An aspect of the mystery of love is taught in each year group; children are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God’s creative love. This is reflected through a series of progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.


The following themes are studied in each year group:

Nursery- Wonder at God's Love 

ReceptionGod loves each of us in our uniqueness

Year 1- We meet God's love in our family

Year 2 We meet God's love in the community

Year 3How we live in love 

Year 4 - God loves us in our differences

Year 5- God loves me in my changing and development 

Year 6- The wonder of God's love in creating new life new life 


As part of our commitment to you, we will hold a meeting annually for the parents and carers of children across the school to discuss the programme. As parents, you have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science which is statutory.  


If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact school.