This revised resource for primary schools on Relationship and Sex Education is intended to support teachers and parents in Catholic schools to enable the holistic growth in love of children.
At the heart of this revised teacher’s resource is our belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God and, consequently, gender and sexuality are God’s gift, reflecting his beauty and sharing in divine creativity. In order that children may grow and flourish healthily and holistically towards an understanding of their gender and its implications for successful relationships, they must be at ease with themselves and deepen their self-knowledge. An aspect of the mystery of love is treated in each year 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 that focus on social, emotional, physical and spiritual development. Special features: Foreword by Baroness Sheila Hollins; An exploration of the mystery of love enriched by the interdisciplinary expertise and skills of its authors; Three age-related units in each year group that give children an experience of connecting every aspect of growth: Social, emotional, physical and spiritual; Introductory section with Church teaching for teachers and ready to use suggested questions, possible activities with concluding reflection.