Relationship and Sex Education

A Journey in Love


A Journey in Love is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden of BRES. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curricula taught within the school.


Throughout A Journey in Love, an aspect of the mystery of love is focused upon in each group, children and young people are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God’s creative love. This is reflected in each stage of a person’s growth in the Primary Years through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.


As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons 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 anytime if you wish to do so.



Click here for overview of RSE programme




NURSERY - Wonder at God's Love

RECEPTION - God loves each of us in our uniqueness

YEAR ONE - We meet God's love in our family

YEAR TWO - We meet God's love in the community

YEAR THREE - How we live in love

YEAR FOUR - God loves us in our differences

YEAR FIVE - Gods loves me in my changing and development

YEAR SIX - The wonder of God's love in creating new life