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A Journey In Love

As a Catholic School within the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Governors of Saint Richard's have adopted ‘A Journey in Love’, a programme to support the non-statutory teaching of Relationships and Sex Education [RSE].

The programme is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church and is intended to support teachers and parents in Catholic schools to enable holistic growth of children. As the first educators, parents/ carers are the key people who will teach children about relationships. It is hoped that ‘A Journey in Love’ will complement this teaching in an age appropriate way.



God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Children will know that God has made them unique, although we are all different and special to Him

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

We meet God’s love in our family
Children will know and understand that they are growing and developing as members of their own family and God’s family.

We meet God’s love in the community
Children will know and understand that they are growing and developing in a God given community.

How we live in love
Children will know and understand the virtues essential to friendship eg. loyalty, responsibility and experience the importance both of forgiving and being forgiven and of celebrating God’s forgiveness.

Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
God loves us in our differences
Children will know that they are all different and will celebrate these differences as they appreciate that God’s love accepts us as we are and as we change.
God loves me in my changing development
Children will know and become aware of the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty and will further grow in their understanding of God’s promise in their daily lives.
The wonder of God’s love in creating new life
Children develop, in an age appropriate way, an understanding of sexuality and grow in further appreciation of their dignity and worth as children of God.