Journey in Love

(PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS)

Journey in Love is the Brentwood Diocese Personal Relationship programme. In order that children may grow and develop healthily and holistically toward an understanding of successful future relationships, they must be at ease with themselves and grow in self-knowledge.

The following is an outline of what each class covers:

Reception

GOD LOVES EACH OF US IN OUR UNIQUENESS

The children will know and understand that God has made them unique and that although we are all different we are all special to him.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Class 1

WE MEET GOD’S LOVE IN OUR FAMILY

The children will know and understand that they are growing and developing as members of their own family and God’s family.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Class 2

WE MEET GOD’S LOVE IN THE COMMUNITY

The children know and understand that they are growing and developing in a God-given community.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Class 3

HOW WE LIVE IN LOVE

The children know and understand the virtues essential to friendship e.g loyalty, responsibility… and experience the importance both of forgiving and being forgiven and of celebrating God’s forgiveness.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

Class 4

GOD LOVES US IN OUR DIFFERENCES

The children will know and understand that they are all different and celebrate these differences as they appreciate that God’s love accepts us as we are and as we change.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual. In physically the children will look at the difference between a boy and a man’s body parts (Same for girl – women). They will also look at the growth of a baby from conception – 20 weeks.

Class 5

GOD LOVES ME IN MY CHANGING AND DEVELOPMENT

The children will know and become aware of the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty – sensitively, mood swings, anger, boredom, etc. And grow further in their understanding of God’s presence in their daily lives.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

The children will also watch a video about puberty, the act of sexual intercourse within a loving relationship and the process of having a baby which the Parents/Carers are invited to see before the children watch it.

Class 6

THE WONDER OF GOD’S LOVE IN CREATING NEW LIFE

The children will develop, in an appropriate way for their age, an understanding of sexuality and grow further in their appreciation of their dignity and worth as children of God.

The children will explore the above learning objective through these 5 areas: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual.

The children will also watch a video about puberty, the act of sexual intercourse within a loving relationship and the process of having a baby which the Parents/Carers are invited to see the programmes before the children watch it.

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