Relationship and Health Education (RHE) is taught in every class.
Each Key Stage follows a structured programme 'Life to the full', which has been designed for Catholic primary schools, and meets the Statutory guidance on Relationships education (primary).
There are three modules in each Key Stage:
Module 1: Created and Loved by God
Module 2: Created to Love Others
Module 3: Created to Live in Community
‘I have come to that you might have live and have it to the full’
Catholic Schools are required to teach RHE in accordance with the teachings of the Church. This approach is compatible with the guidance issued by the DfE. The DfE guidance can be found here.
At St. Patrick's we believe that God has given us life and he wants us to live life to the full.
We follow the TenTen RSE curriculum, as recommended by the Birmingham Diocese Education Service.
Relationships Education is taught throughout the school from our Nursery through to Year 6. Through our carefully mapped out and planned scheme, children learn about the importance of healthy relationships, consent, and scientific understanding of the body and the reproductive system.
Parents can take a look at the information we teach and share by talking to their child's class teach. You can also contact the school to gain access to the 'Life to the Full' Parent Portal to access all the resources, videos and view the programme content.
General comments from pupils about the 'Life to the Full' lessons
'I learn how to keep my healthy, how my body changes, how our body works and the things that happen to our bodies that are normal.'
'I know more now than if I didn't learn about it. I will hopefully not be scared of changes because it's normal.'
'I know how to respect my body and to respect others.'
''I know I need to a balanced diet to keep my body healthy.'
'I've learned to not be embarrassed about things that happen to you and to support people who are going through things too and share it with people.'
'I've now know how to keep my body healthy. I know I need to do good things to my body.'
'I know how to take care of myself.'
'I know that God made us. He made girls and boys different and during puberty things happen at different times to each other. I now have the knowledge I need to cope with change.'
'I've know to not be afraid to tell anybody and that I can speak out so it doesn't affect me when I'm older.'
Please see Key Stage Overviews below for more information.