These fundamental areas are covered in implicit and explicit ways in the curriculum. Health Education is taught through PSHE and Science to enable our children to discover and learn how to look after their bodies and to help them make healthy choices in life. We also look at the use and misuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco and the importance of personal relationships and family life.
Please refer to our school policies for further information found in the Key Information tab.
PSHE in integral in our school curriculum. We provide many enrichment opportunities to enhance our curriculum. Therefore please refer to other sections on our website found under Curriculum and Shining Stars.
At St. Joseph's we cover a wide range of activities which provide us with opportunities to help us grow in knowledge and understand our lives and the wider world. In each class we learn about different issues including money, citizenship, looking after our bodies, health and relationships. We also have visitors who come into school to provide opportunities to learn more such as Building Bridges, school nurse, sport visitors, charity groups etc. We also have a class council in each class who meet to discuss different things. Each class council can put ideas and topics to the school council who are elected by us in September. We were called 'Great ambassadors' by Ofsted in May 2017 and they recognised our ability to express ourselves and behave very well. Please look at some of our questionnaires to show that we have a good understanding of PSHE and know how to look after ourselves and keep ourselves safe.
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
Our personal relationship education follows a programme called ‘A Journey in Love’. We see sex education as primarily the right and duty of parents. The school has a legal duty and complementary role to play. We place sex education in the context of the child’s spiritual, moral and emotional development. We teach about this topic with sensitivity using both RE and Science lessons to introduce key learning objectives. We discuss the wonder of creation and put sex education into the right context, within a religious setting. Parents can withdraw their child from sex education lessons and are welcome to view the syllabus.
A Journey in Love by McCrimmons
A developmental programme for children in the primary years.
- 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