At St James’ Catholic Primary School we are inspired by Jesus to be the very best we can be. We look after one another and show respect and love through our relationships with one another. Jesus is invited into our hearts. In the Beatitudes, Jesus invites us to lead a full life with him by explaining what makes people blessed or happy. This is about understanding how loving our neighbour enables us to be happy too. Therefore, having a good relationship with ourselves and the other people in our lives makes us grow and flourish and we respect that everyone is a unique and beautiful part of God’s creation. We are all children of God, called to grow in love for him through the person of Jesus Christ and to spread the Good News through the action of the Holy Spirit.
The DfE guidance states that “children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way”. It is about the development of the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of her or him as a sexual being, about what it means to be fully human, called to live in right relationships with self and others and being enabled to make moral decisions in conscience. In our school, the focus should be on “teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.” This would include the topics of families and the people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships and being safe.
Information for Parents
The parent consultation period is now closed. Thank you to those parents/carers who responded for your positive replies and support.
To help to support your child, in your role as primary educator, parents/carers can use the long term plan to find out what your child is going to learn at each point in the year. (Programme Pathway #2)
You can then follow the link below and use the login details shown to access the Online Parent Portal. Here you can find a brief overview of what your child is learning and some suggested home activities to support and enhance what is being learned in the classroom.
You will need the following login credentials for our school: