Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)
Here at St Teresa’s we use the ‘Journey in Love’ scheme to deliver the Sex and Relationships element of our RSHE programme. This is a Southwark Diocesan recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Relationship and Sex Education. It has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE, PE, Computing and Science Curriculum taught at St. Teresa’s. The programme aims is to support children and parents in Catholic schools to enable the holistic growth of children.
Areas of Study
Early Years- Explore the wonder of God’s Love and how God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Year One – We meet God’s love in our family- a focus on families and specially growing up in a loving, secure and stable home.
Year Two- We meet God’s love in the community- a focus on how we are growing and developing in diverse communities that are God-given.
Year Three- How we live in love- a focus on describing and giving reasons how we grow in love, in caring and happy friendships where we are secure and safe.
Year Four- God loves us in our differences- a focus on making links and connections to show that we are all different as well as to celebrate these differences as we appreciate that God’s love accepts us as we are now and as we change.
Year Five Gods loves me in my changing and development- a focus on a knowledge and understanding of how we grow in awareness of the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty, sensitivity, mood swings, anger, boredom etc., and grow further in recognising God’s presence in our daily lives.
Year Six- The wonder of God’s love in creating new life- a focus on a secure understanding of what stable, caring relationships are and the different kinds there may be. Focusing on Catholic teaching, children will also know and understand about the conception of a child within marriage.
In the Summer Term, meetings are held with parents to view the materials, resources and teaching content covered as well as discuss any concerns or questions that they may have.