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St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Hand in hand...with God we learn


This week we will be sharing stories, having discussions and singing songs so that we know that:
  • We are created individually by God
  • God wants us to talk to Him often through the day and treat Him as our best friend
  • God has created us, His children, to know, love and serve Him in this life and forever – this is our purpose and goal and will bring us true happiness
  • We are created as a unity of body, mind and spirit: who we are matters and what we do matters
  • We can give thanks to God in different ways

Week 2 - Created and Loved by God explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are created by God out of love and for love, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships:

 Religious Understanding introduces children to the story from the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus welcomed all of the little children to come to Him. The five-story sessions encourage children to understand that they are created by God out of love and for love. Children will revisit this Gospel story at the end of this Module.

Week 3 -  Me, My Body, My Health encourages children to celebrate similarities and differences between people, including our God-given bodies and the things they enable us to do! Teaching also includes maintaining personal hygiene and the physical differences between boys and girls.


Week 4 - Emotional Well-Being, children will meet presenters Jayden and Josie and fictional character Super Susie. They will help children to understand and articulate their own changing feelings and how other people’s feelings might differ from theirs. Children will learn how they can manage their feelings and about the consequences of their actions.


Life Cycles returns to the Gospel story from Unit 1, to show that God created us to follow the cycle of life and He loves us at every stage. Children will learn about the specifics of the human life cycle and celebrate how they have already changed and grown.