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					Key Stage:       1        Year:     2                Subject:          The Bible; Moses; harvest;                                    Time allocation: 1 hour per week

     Learning Objectives                                Activities and Experiences                                                    Key Questions

To look at different ways of        Start the lesson using hand and face gestures but without speaking.       How did you know what I wanted you to do?
communicating;                      Discuss how the children knew what you wanted them to do.                 What did my face / pointing / gestures / etc tell you?
To consider the Bible as            Discuss how we communicate: speaking, writing, gestures, body             How do we tell people things / show what we want / etc?
communication from God.             language, mime, sign language, telephone, text messaging codes, etc       How do we tell God things?
                                    Discuss how people and God communicate: prayer, revelation, etc           How does God tell us things?
                                    Consider the Bible as like a letter from God. Children copy a short       How does the Bible show us what God wants?
                                    Bible passage, illustrate it, sign it from God and give it to a friend.
To learn about Moses as a baby      Tell the story of Moses as a baby and child (Exodus ch 1 – 2 v 10).       Why did his mother hide Moses?
and child;                          Children make Moses’ basket from paper, card or a margarine tub           How do you think she felt about this?
To discuss the feelings of          draw a picture of Moses and place it in the basket.                       How would the Pharoah’s daughter feel when she found Moses?
characters in the story.            Children write the story of Moses, perhaps with the help of pictures      How is Moses’ sister very clever?
                                    with speech bubbles.                                                      How would Moses, mother feel now?
                                    See Judaism scheme of work for early years.
To learn about Moses encounter      Tell the story of Moses at the Burning Bush. (Exodus ch 3 – 4 v 17)       How did you (Moses) feel when you saw the bush on fire but not
with God;                           Hot seat some children as Moses.                                          burning up? What did you think when you heard the voice?
To reflect on what they find        Children colour a picture of the Burning Bush and write on it the first   What did God want you to do? Why? Did you think you could
interesting and puzzling about      part of the conversation between Moses and God.                           do it? Why not? Did you believe God could help you? How did
the story.                          Groups devise dances to portray the scene of Moses, bush, snake, etc      you feel when your staff / arm turned into a snake / leprous? Did
                                    See Judaism scheme of work for early years                                God convince you? Why?
To learn about Moses and the        Tell the story of the plagues and the escape from Egypt by crossing       Why did Moses continue to ask Pharoah to let the Israelites go
Exodus;                             the Red Sea (Exodus ch 7 – 14).                                           free? Why did the Pharoah at first want them to leave? Why did
To reflect on what they find        Each child draws a picture from the story (e.g. a plague or Moses         he change his mind? Why did he finally let them go? Did Moses
interesting and puzzling about      stretching his staff over the Red Sea). These are then made into a        do what God asked? Why? Why did the Israelites believe that
the story.                          display or a plague wheel.                                                God had helped them that day?
                                    Make a moving picture of the Red Sea parting (DT).
                                    Learn the song, ‘Let my people go’.
                                    See Judaism scheme of work for early years
To learn about the harvest of the   Look at pictures or films of fish and sea life or visit a fish shop /     What words would you use to describe the pictures of fish?
sea;                                supermarket to see the variety, Play the magnetic fishing game.           What is special about fish?
To reflect on giving thanks for     Remind children of the part of the creation story where God creates       Why do we need fish?
sea life.                           life in the seas (Genesis ch 1 v 20 –23)                                  Would you like to be a fish? Why (not)?
                                    Make a fish or sea collage.                                               If you had to live in the sea, what would you be?
                                    Write thank you prayers for use in the harvest assembly.
   Concepts        Skills     Attitudes               Resources                   Learning outcomes              Levels of achievement          Evaluation
  Key words
Bible           Investigate                  Louis Fidge: Bible Activities   A letter ‘from God’ of a Bible
God             Interpret     Self-          (Folens 1852765976) p5          passage e.g. a section of the
Communication   Reflect       awareness      The Beginners’ Bible (Gold n’   creation story.                  By the end of this unit:
                Express                      Honey Books 0945564317 /                                         most children will be able to:
                Evaluate      Respect for    Zonderkids 0310926106)                                           • recall some Bible stories
                              all                                                                                 and use the word ‘God’
                                                                                                                  appropriately (AT1)
God             Reflect       Open-          Testament – Moses: The Bible    The story of Moses’ birth        • talk about their own
Save            Express       mindedness     in Animation (S4C);             perhaps with pictures and            feelings connected to Bible
                Evaluate                     The Beginners’ Bible (Gold n’   speech bubbles.                      stories (AT2)
                              Appreciation   Honey Books 0945564317 /
                              and wonder     Zonderkids 0310926106)                                           many children will be able to:
                                             Louis Fidge: Bible Activities                                    • retell some Bible stories
                                             (Folens 1852765976)                                                 and suggest reasons why
God             Reflect                                                      Pictures of the burning bush        characters act in particular
Mystery         Express                                                      with the early speech of God        ways (AT1)
Fear            Evaluate                                                     and Moses.                       • respond sensitively to the
Power           Interpret                                                                                        feelings of people in the
Mission                                                                                                          Bible (AT2)

                                                                                                              some children will be able to:
God             Reflect                                                      A moving pictures from the       • make links between some
Mystery         Express                                                      story of the Exodus.                Bible stories and belief in
Power           Evaluate                                                                                         God who helps (AT1)
Passover        Interpret                                                                                     • make links between aspects
Save                                                                                                             of their own experiences
                                                                                                                 and those of Biblical
                                                                                                                 characters (AT2)
Creation        Investigate                  ‘Planet Earth’ (BBC)            Fish or sea collage.
Thanks          Reflect                      Bible                           Thanksgiving prayers.
God             Apply                        The Beginners’ Bible p 14
Prayer          Evaluate
Harvest         Express
Key Stage:        1        Year:      2                Subject:          Ten Commandments; David; Solomon; Christmas                   Time allocation: 1 hour per week

     Learning Objectives                                  Activities and Experiences                                                    Key Questions

To learn about the Ten                Organise a game in which the teacher keeps breaking the rules e.g. tug    Why do we need rules? Why do rules make things more fair?
Commandments                          o’ war in which the teacher helps one side or declares the losing side    Where do rules come from?
To think why rules are important      the winners.                                                              What rules does God want us to follow?
                                      Discuss why we need rules.                                                What are / should be our school rules?
                                      Devise rules for work in class.                                           What should we do for whoever looks after us?
                                      Tell the story of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments.                   Why should we do good things to whoever looks after us?
See schemes of work for               Discuss the importance of some of the Commandments e.g. honour            Why should we not steal / lie?
Judaism key stage 1.                  your father and mother / guardian; do not steal; do not lie.
To learn about David;                 Tell or read a version of the story of David and Goliath.                 Who do/would you expect to win?
To reflect on how God helps the       Make puppets or masks for the story.                                      Does the strongest person always win? Can you think of
small and least important.            Freeze frame events in the story.                                         examples (e.g. bullies)?
See schemes of work for               Act out the story in assembly or for children in Nursery / Reception.     Does God help the weaker ones sometimes?
Judaism key stage 1.                                                                                            Why should God help weaker rather than stronger people?
To learn about Solomon;               Tell the story of Solomon and the two women with the baby.                Why did the real mother say the other woman could have the
To think about being fair and         Divide the class in two. Each group thinks of reasons they would give     baby? How did Solomon know she was the baby’s mother?
wise;                                 to one of the women. Vote on which gives the best reasons.                How do people worship God (e.g. prayers, reading from holy
To think about worship and what       Think of times on the playground when a teacher has to decide who is      books, talking about God, singing, dancing, other special
we need for worship                   telling the truth. How can the teacher tell?                              activities?
                                                                                                                What things do we need for these activities?
See schemes of work for               Tell the story of Solomon building the Temple.                            What furniture / spaces / storage do we need for these activities?
Judaism key stage 1.                  Design a place where God can be worshipped.                               Do we need special places where people can worship God?
To retell the Christmas story;        Give children partly finished pictures from the Christmas story.          How would Mary feel when the angel told her she was going to
To respond sensitively to the         Children finish the pictures and add speech bubbles or text.              have a baby / the Son of God? Why? How would Joseph feel?
feelings of characters in the story   Individually or in small groups, children sequence the pictures to tell   How would the shepherds feel when the angel told them of
                                      the story from the Annunciation to the visit of the wise men.             Jesus’ birth? How would they feel when they found Jesus? How
                                      Discuss the feelings of characters at various points in the story.        would the wise men feel when they saw Jesus? Why?
To retell the first part of the       Look at a map of Palestine and photographs of the countryside. Draw       How would Mary and Joseph feel when they had to go to
Christmas story;                      the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem and discuss the dangers.           Bethlehem? Why? How would they feel when they could find
To respond sensitively to the         Compare the discomforts of this with journeys we take today.              no place to stay? How would they feel when they had to stay in
feelings of characters in the story   Discuss what Mary and Joseph must have felt when they could find          a stable?
                                      only a stable for the night.                                              How would someone feel if no-one remembered their birthday?
                                      Tell a story about a party when the birthday boy is ignored. Link this    Why? How would Jesus feel if no-one remembered Christmas?
                                      to Christmas – the celebration and giving presents.                       Why?
                                      Children talk about how Jesus would feel if ignored at Christmas.
   Concepts         Skills      Attitudes                Resources                   Learning outcomes              Levels of achievement          Evaluation
  Key words
God               Interpret                    Bob Hartman: Old Testament       Set of class rules
Rules             Reflect       Self-          Tales (Lion 07459 44078);        Discussion on the ten
Commandments      Empathise     awareness      The Beginners’ Bible (Gold n’    commandments.                    By the end of this unit:
Torah             Apply                        Honey Books 0945564317 /                                          most children will be able to:
Hebrew            Evaluate      Respect for    Zonderkids 0310926106)                                            • recall some Bible stories
                  Express       all                                                                                  and use the word ‘God’
                                                                                                                     appropriately (AT1)
God               Reflect       Open-          The Knock-out story of David     Dramatisation of the David and   • talk about their own
Fairness          Empathise     mindedness     & Goliath, Lion Big Book 07459   Goliath story.                       feelings connected to Bible
                  Evaluate                     945682 (humorous, cartoon-                                            stories (AT2)
                  Express       Appreciation   like);
                                and wonder     Bob Hartman: Old Testament                                        many children will be able to:
                                               Tales (Lion 07459 44078);                                         • retell some Bible stories
                                               The Beginners’ Bible (Gold n’                                        and suggest reasons why
                                               Honey Books 0945564317 /                                             characters act in particular
                                               Zonderkids 0310926106)                                               ways (AT1)
Wisdom            Reflect                      Children’s Bible, (Kingfisher    Design of a place for worship    • respond sensitively to the
Fairness          Empathise                    086 272 0508)                    (imaginary or real)                 feelings of people in the
Justice           Investigate                  The Beginners’ Bible (Gold n’                                        Bible (AT2)
God               Apply                        Honey Books 0945564317 /
Worship           Express                      Zonderkids 0310926106)                                            some children will be able to:
Special or holy                                                                                                  • make links between some
place / Temple                                                                                                      Bible stories and belief in
Christmas         Reflect                      Partially finished pictures of   Pictures correctly sequenced        God who helps (AT1)
Angel             Empathise                    scenes from the nativity         with text or speech added.       • make links between aspects
Nativity          Investigate                                                                                       of their own experiences
                  Apply                                                                                             and those of Biblical
                  Express                                                                                           characters (AT2)

Christmas         Reflect                      Map of Palestine                 Sensitive responses to how
Angel             Empathise                    Photographs of Palestinian       Jesus would feel if Christmas
Nativity          Investigate                  countryside and / or rough       were ignored
Celebration       Apply                        road.
                  Evaluate                     Story of someone whose
                  Express                      birthday is forgotten.
Key Stage 1                Year 2                    Jesus: His Disciples and Friends                                                 Time allocation: 1 hour per week

     Learning Objectives                                Activities and Experiences                                                     Key Questions

                                    Discuss ‘friends’ with the pupils.                                         Who are your friends? How many friends do you have? Why
to learn about how Jesus met        Tell the story of how Jesus met some of his friends / disciples (Luke 5:   do you like your friend(s)?
some of his disciples;              1 – 11 & 27 – 32). ‘Disciple’ means ‘pupil’.                               Why would Jesus want to have friends? What sorts of people
to reflect on friendship            Draw pictures of the disciples, perhaps one each on a ‘Wanted’             did he choose as hid friends? Why did Jesus call his friends his
                                    poster and write a sentence about each                                     disciples / pupils? What do you think they would have to learn?

                                    Tell the story of Peter and the disciples fishing all night without        How would Peter feel when he went fishing / waited all night for
to learn about Peter;               success until Jesus appears (John 21: 1 – 13)                              a catch / saw someone on the shore / caught a net full of fish /
to reflect on their own and         Provide sentences based on the key questions for the pupils to put in      realised the person was Jesus / ate breakfast together? How sad
Peter’s experiences and feelings    story order. Discuss how Peter felt at each stage of the story. The        / happy / excited would he be at each stage?
                                    class devise together a fortune line for how Peter felt at each stage.     How would Peter feel when he saw Jesus walking on the water /
                                    Tell the story of Jesus walking on the water (Matthew 14: 22 – 33).        wanted to make sure it was Jesus / got out of the boat / started
                                    Small groups of pupils draw their own fortune line for how Peter felt      to sink / was pulled out by Jesus / the wind stopped blowing?
                                    at various stages.
                                    Tell the story of Jesus with his friends Martha and Mary.                  Which of the sisters was the busy one? (Martha) What did Mary
to learn about Martha and Mary;     Discuss the characters of Martha and Mary.                                 prefer to do? Why did Martha get upset? Are you most like
to reflect on their own             Retell the story with three children acting Jesus, Martha and Mary.        Martha or Mary? Why?
experiences and those of            All pupils role play people in the story.                                  Did you enjoy pretending to be Martha / Mary / Jesus? Why
characters in the story             Discuss what pupils felt about their character in the role play.           (not)? What do you think they are like?
                                    Write a few words describing the characters of Martha and Mary.

                                    Tell the story of children coming to visit Jesus (Mark 10: 13 – 16).       What expressions are on the children’s faces? Describe how
to learn about the story of Jesus   Show a picture of the scene (see resources) to ask the children            they are standing. Describe how others are coming towards
and the children;                   questions about the story. Children arrange soft toys to give a similar    Jesus. How are they feeling? What are they thinking?
to reflect on their own             feeling to that of the picture. They make their pictures or models of      How many children can usually sit on someone’s knee?
experiences and those of            the scene and write about how Jesus, children and parents are feeling.     How many children could sit on Jesus’ knee in the picture? Why
characters in the story             Schools need to be sensitive to some Muslims’ dislike of images of         do you think this is?
                                    Jesus.                                                                     How do the colours make you feel? Why?

                                    Ask the children to think of work their mother (or carer) does at          What do mothers / carers do for their children?
to learn about Mothering Sunday;    home. Mime something a mother might do, asking the children to say         What are the differences between Mothers’ Day and Mothering
to reflect on their own             what it is. They perform a mime of their idea to the class. Talk about     Sunday?
expeiences of mothers / carers      what mothers do for their children.                                        What are the similarities?
and how they can show their         Explain the difference between Mothers’ Day and Mothering Sunday
feelings for them                   and how the two have been combined.
                                    Pupils make cards for their mother and write about the present they
                                    will give her.
   Concepts         Skills    Attitudes               Resources                     Learning outcomes                Levels of achievement          Evaluation
  Key words
Jesus           interpret                   The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’     Wanted posters of disciples,
friend          reflect      Self-          Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)           names and a sentence about
disciple        express      awareness      pp. 316 - 319                      each                               By the end of this unit:
fishermen                                                                                                         most children will be able to:
tax collector                Respect for                                                                          • recall some Bible stories
                             all                                                                                      (AT1)
                                                                                                                  • talk about their own
Peter           interpret    Open-          The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’     Fortune line of how Peter felt         experiences and feelings
Jesus           empathise    mindedness     Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)           during the episode of Jesus            (AT2)
disciples       reflect                     pp. 491 – 495 and pp. 380 - 385    walking on water
felling         express      Appreciation                                                                         many children will be able to:
                evaluate     and wonder                                                                           • retell some Bible stories
                                                                                                                     (AT1)
                                                                                                                  • ask, and respond to,
Jesus           interpret                   The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’     Role play the story of Jesus          questions about their own
Martha          empathise                   Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)           with Martha and Mary.                 and others’ experiences and
Mary            reflect                     pp 400 - 405                       Description of the characters of      feelings (AT2)
busy            express                                                        Martha and Mary.
attention                                                                                                         some children will be able to:
                                                                                                                  • show awareness of
Jesus           interpret                   The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’     Picture or model of Jesus with        similarities and differences
children        empathise                   Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)           the children.                         between people in Bible
blessing        reflect                     pp.432 – 437                       Writing about the feelings of         stories and celebrations
welcome         express                     Madame Benedit de l’Eronciere:     Jesus, the children and their         (AT1)
happiness                                   Jesus and the Children (The        parents                            • identify what influences
joy                                         National Society; ISBN: 07151                                            themselves and others
                                            4917 2)                                                                  (AT2)
Mothering       reflect                     www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religion    Card for mother / carer
Sunday          apply                       s/christianity/holydays/motherin   Writing about what gift they
Mothers’ Day    express                     gsunday                            will give their mother / carer
mime
love
giving
Key Stage 1                 Year 2                            Jesus’ miracles; Easter                                                Time allocation: 1 hour per week

     Learning Objectives                                 Activities and Experiences                                                   Key Questions

                                     Discuss parties the children have attended..                             What parties have you been to? Do you enjoy parties? Why?
to learn about Jesus turning         Tell the story of the wedding feast at Cana (John 2: 1 – 12). Discuss    What did Jesus do at the wedding party? Why did he do this?
water into wine;                     why Jesus helped, why some people prefer wine at weddings and how        What does it show about how he thought of his mother?
to reflect on how Jesus provides     Jesus provides the best for people.                                      What is wine? What are the differences between it and water?
the best for people                  Discuss what are the best presents the children could give.              Why do some people like to drink wine at weddings?
                                     Draw wine bottles and fill them with drawings of ‘best gifts’.           What does this show about Jesus and his attitude to others?
                                     Write a sentence or two about these gifts.                               What is the best thing you could give to someone?
to learn the story of the feeding    Tell the story of the feeding of the 5,000 (John 6: 5 – 14)              How did the little boy help all those people? Who helped him to
of the 5,000 / loaves and fishes;    Discuss how the boy helped the people and how Jesus thanked God          do this? How do you think he felt about this?
to reflect on their own              for the food. Discuss prayers (grace) some people say before meals.      Why did Jesus thank God for the food? When do we / some
experience of giving thanks for      Pupils write their own prayers for food.                                 people also do this?
food                                 Make a class collage of the story with the prayers attached.             What should we put in prayers thanking God for food?

                                     Tell the story of Jesus stopping the storm (Mark 4: 35 – 41)             What were the disciples feeling when they first got into the boat
to learn about the time when         Pupils use sound and movement to role play the event..                   / when the storm blew up / when Jesus stopped the storm.
Jesus stopped the storm;             Discuss how the disciples were feeling throughout the event.             Make faces to show you are relaxed / frightened / amazed (or
to reflect on their own and          Draw faces to show how the disciples felt at the beginning, during the   whatever words the children come up with. Why were they
others’ experiences of fear and      storm and afterwards. Write a sentence about each.                       amazed? What did they think of Jesus at the end?
calming                              Discuss times when the children have been frightened and when            When have you been frightened? What helped to stop you being
                                     someone has helped and made them happy again.                            frightened?

                                     Tell the story of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, The Garden of            What happened on Palm Sunday / at the Last Supper / in
to learn about the events of Holy    Gethsemane and Good Friday.                                              Gethsemane / on Good Friday? What would the disciples be
Week;                                Pupils discuss how Jesus’ friends would feel on each occasion.           feeling on each occasion? Why?
to reflect on the importance of      Pupils make a concertina book of scenes from Jesus’ last week and
Jesus for Christians                 complete sentences for each day, starting ‘On Palm Sunday / at the
                                     Last Supper / in Gethsemane / Good Friday we remember …..’

                                     Tell the story of the empty tomb (Mt 28, Luke 24: 1 – 12 or John 20)     What happened on Easter Day? What would the disciples feel
to learn about Jesus’                Complete the concertina book with this event and write a sentence        about this? Why?
resurrection;                        about what happened on Easter Day.                                       What comes to life at this time of year?
to reflect on the disciples’ and     Discus how the disciples would feel at the time?                         Why do we think of Easter as a time of new life?
their own feelings about the         Children think of all the creatures and plants which come to life        What is the connection of eggs and new life? Why do we give
resurrection                         around Easter time and discuss how it is a time of new life.             and receive eggs at Easter? Why do eggs remind Christians of
                                     Draw and label as many of these as possible.                             the opened tomb?
  Concepts         Skills    Attitudes              Resources                   Learning outcomes               Levels of achievement          Evaluation
 Key words
water           interpret                 The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’   Drawings and writing about
wine            reflect     Self-         Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)         children’s gifts
wedding         empathise   awareness     pp. 320 - 325                                                      By the end of this unit:
gift            express                                                                                      most children will be able to:
                            Respect for                                                                      • recall stories about Jesus
                            all                                                                                  (AT1)
                                                                                                             • talk about their own
loaves          interpret   Open-         The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’   Class collage based on the            feelings in relation to the
fishes          reflect     mindedness    Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)         feeding of the 5,000 with             stories (AT2)
prayer          empathise                 pp. 372 - 379                    thanksgiving prayers for food
Grace           express     Awe and                                                                          many children will be able to:
                            wonder                                                                           • retell Bible stories and
                                                                                                                suggest meanings for Jesus’
                                                                                                                actions (AT1)
storm           interpret                 The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’   Drawings of disciples’ faces at   • ask, and respond sensitively
calm            reflect                   Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)         different stages in the story;;      to questions about their
fear            empathise                 pp. 363 - 367                    Writing about each;                  own and others’
amazement       express                                                    Discussion on children’s             experiences and feelings
                                                                           ‘storms’ and solutions               (AT2)

                                                                                                             some children will be able to:
Holy Week       interpret                 The Beginner’s Bible (Gold ‘n’   Concertina book on Holy Week      • link stories about Jesus to
Palm Sunday     reflect                   Honey; ISBN: 0945564317)                                              beliefs about him (AT1)
Maundy          empathise                 Select from pp. 464 – 485)                                         • make links between their
Thursday        express                                                                                         own and others’
Good Friday                                                                                                     experiences (AT2)
Last supper
Cross
Jesus
Easter Day      interpret                 The Beginners’ Bible (Gold n’    Drawing and writing about
rise from the   reflect                   Honey Books 0945564317 /         Easter Day added to concertina
dead            empathise                 Zonderkids 0310926106)           book
Spring          express                   pp.486 - 490
Jesus
God
disciples
Key Stage 1              Year 2                               Friendship                                           Time allocation: 1 hour per week

  Learning Objectives                         Activities and Experiences                                                Key Questions


To discuss the nature of      Circle time activity e.g. ‘X is my friend because ….’              What makes a good friend?
friendship                    Discuss what makes a good friend                                   What qualities do my friends look for in me?
                              Write an advertisement for a friend:                               In what ways can I be trusted?
                                        “WANTED” and list qualities of a true friend


To learn about the life of    Listen to and discuss the story of Gladys Aylward                  How did Gladys help the Chinese?
Gladys Aylward                Draw and label pictures of Gladys helping in China.                How was she a friend to the children?
To reflect on what they                                                                          Why did she do this?
learn about friendship from                                                                      How did God help Gladys?
Gladys Aylward’s life


To learn about St Francis     Listen to and discuss the story of St Francis, the change in his   What was Francis like as a young man?
To reflect on what they       life and his love especially for living creatures                  What made him change? What did God want him to do?
learn about friendship from   Make a frieze of Francis and the animals.                          How did he raise the money to rebuild God’s church?
St Francis’ life                                                                                 How did Francis and his friends live?
                                                                                                 How did Francis deal with the wolf of Gubbio?
                                                                                                 How was Francis a friend to all God’s creatures?


To learn about the work of    Link this to Christian Aid week                                    Why is it important to help others less fortunate than
Christian Aid                 Use Christian Aid materials to look at a world issue.              ourselves?
To reflect on how they can    Look at the Global Gang website for young people                   What could I give to someone less fortunate than myself?
be a friend to people in      Discuss how the children can help.                                 How does this fit in with what we have learnt about some
need                          Organise an event to help.                                         famous Christians e.g. Dr Barnardo, St Francis and Gladys
                                                                                                 Aylward


To learn about what Jesus     Recap and discuss the story of the Good Samaritan                  How did Jesus help his friends?
said about helping people     Recap on Jesus’ friends: e.g. disciples, Martha and Mary           How did he help others?
To reflect on how they can    Read and discuss Matthew 22:36 – 39                                How do Christians show their love of their neighbour/s?
help others                   Discuss how Jesus helped people e.g feeding 5000                   How do Christians show their love of God?
                              Find out how local clergy and Christians follow Jesus by helping   Who is your neighbour?
                              others                                                             If all people followed this great commandment, what would our
                              Write a short account of how some Christians help others           world be like? Why?
    Concepts        Skills       Attitudes               Resources                    Learning outcomes                 Levels of achievement           Evaluation
   Key words
love of God
awe & wonder      investigate   self-          photographs                       Poster with qualities of friends.
respect           interpret     awareness      portraits                                                             By the end of this unit:
caring            reflect                      self-portraits
dependence on     empathise     respect for                                                                          Most pupils should be able to:
God               evaluate      all                                                                                  • recount the outlines of the
interdependence                                                                                                        stories of St Francis and
religious                       open-                                                                                  Gladys Aylward, (AT1 level
    language                    mindedness                                                                             1)
                                                                                                                     • talk about what they value
caring            investigate   appreciation   In His Service: Book 2 (RMEP      Pictures of Gladys Aylward            about loving God & loving
kindness          interpret     and wonder     0080370799)                       helping in China                      their neighbour. (AT2 level
respect           reflect                                                                                              1)
interdependence   empathise
belonging         evaluate                                                                                           Many pupils should be able to:
                                                                                                                     • retell the stories of St.
                                                                                                                       Francis and Gladys Aylward,
faith             investigate                  Story of St Francis               Frieze of St Francis with the         (AT1 level 2)
caring            interpret                    (e.g. The Good Man of Assisi      animals                             • identify the Christian beliefs
kindness          reflect                      Lion, 07459 36334)                                                      in these stories,      (AT1
respect           empathise                                                                                            level 2)
interdependence   evaluate                                                                                           • respond sensitively to values
                                                                                                                       and concerns in the stories
                                                                                                                       and those of Christian Aid.
faith             investigate                  Christian Aid materials           An event to help others               (AT2 level 2)
caring            interpret                    www.globalgang.org.uk
kindness          reflect                                                                                            Some pupils should be able to:
respect           empathise                                                                                          • describe Christian beliefs
interdependence   evaluate                                                                                             about creation, faith, love
                                                                                                                       and service, (AT1 level 3)
                                                                                                                     • make       links    between
faith             investigate                  Beginners Bible (Zonderkids       A written account of how some         Christian ways of behaving
caring            interpret                    0310926106                        Christians help others                and their own.          (AT2
kindness          reflect                      local clergy or local Christian                                         level 3)
respect           empathise
interdependence   evaluate
Key Stage 1                 Year 2                          Pentecost, Prayer and Loss                                                 Time allocation: 1 hour per week

   Learning Objectives                               Activities and Experiences                                                   Key Questions

To learn about the birth of        Listen to the story of Pentecost- the Birthday of the Church (Acts     How do you celebrate your birthday?
the church;                        2: 1 – 6)                                                              Why is it important?
To reflect on the importance       Make or draw the symbols of God used to describe the Holy              What must the noise of the rushing wind have been like?
of birthdays for the church        Spirit.                                                                What would the disciples feel when they saw the fire on their
and themselves                     Interpret the story in dance and movement                              heads?
                                   Have a Pentecost party for Key Stage 1.                                What noise was made when people spoke in so many languages at
                                                                                                          the same time?
                                                                                                          What would you put into a party for the church?
To think about prayer              Discuss times when the children pray.                                  When do you pray? What do you say in your prayers?
To reflect on prayer in the        Discuss what prayer is – a means of being or talking with God          Who do you pray to?
children’s lives                   Discuss how we communicate in many different ways: writing,            Is prayer the same as talking / talking inside your head?
                                   speaking, whispering, telephone, texting, codes, signs, sign           How do we tell people things in everyday life?
                                   language, pictures, etc
                                   Choose a short prayer known by the children and have them
                                   communicate it in an unusual way e.g. by text, advert or in pictures

To learn or become more            Look at some famous prayers, including the Lord’s Prayer and           What prayers do you know?
familiar with some famous          others e.g. St Francis’ prayer, blessings, the Grace, etc              What does …. mean?
prayers                            Discuss what they mean.                                                What pictures do you think of when you say ….?
To reflect on what they mean       Children choose one, write it out neatly and illustrate it
                                   appropriately
To learn about different types     Discuss different types of prayer i.e. praise, giving thanks, asking   What could we praise / give thanks for / ask for / think about /
of prayers                         for something, thinking things through, blessings, etc                 bless / etc?
To reflect on the place of         Write some prayers using a writing frame for each type                 Where can we keep our prayers?
prayer in their lives and in       Discuss where to keep written prayers and how to decorate the          How should we treat the place we keep them? Why?
school                             place                                                                  What should we do with them eventually?
                                   Make a prayer tree, corner, box or other place to keep them until
                                   they are used in collective worship.
To learn about death and           Listen to and discuss stories of:                                      Why should we give thanks for our lives?
what     Christians      believe   • Grandpa and Me or                                                    What might this mean for Christians
happens                            • Emma says Good bye or                                                What do you think heaven is like?
To reflect on their own views      • Badger’s Parting Gifts                                               What does the Bible tell us about heaven?
of death and the afterlife         Discuss “Thanksgiving for Life”
                                   Explore concepts of heaven
                                   John 11: Lazarus; John 14:1 - 7; (age & aptitude appropriate)
                                   passages from Revelation 19 and 21
 Concepts         Skills     Attitudes                  Resources                   Learning outcomes             Levels of achievement            Evaluation
 Key words
God
Holy Spirit   investigate   self-             Beginners’ Bible (Zonderkidz     Celebrate a Pentecost party     By the end of this unit:-
Pentecost     interpret     awareness         0310926106)
Whitsunday    reflect                                                                                          Most pupils should be able to:
belonging     empathise     respect for all                                                                    • recognise Holy Communion
celebration   evaluate                                                                                            as a Christian act of worship,
prayer        investigate   open-                                                                                 (AT1) and
God           interpret     mindedness        L Rock & M Galvani: Learning     Creative communication of a     • recognise the Bible as the
              reflect                         about       Prayer       (Lion   prayer                             special book for Christians,
              empathise     appreciation      0745947352)                                                         (AT1),
              evaluate      and wonder        L Rock: All about Prayer (Lion                                   and
special                                       9745948472)                                                      • identify aspects of death
belonging     investigate                                                      Learn and illustrate a prayer      which they find puzzling.
respect       interpret                                                                                           (AT2)
awe &         reflect
wonder        empathise                                                                                        Many pupils should be able to:
reflection    evaluate                                                                                         • describe what happens in
asking                                                                                                            Holy Communion, (AT1),
questions                                                                                                      • suggest meanings for the
religious                                                                                                         bread & wine, (AT1),
   language                                                                                                    and
prayer        investigate                                                      Make up and write a prayer.     • realise that questions about
praise        interpret                                                        Make a prayer tree / box /         death & the afterlife are
thanks        reflect                                                          display                            difficult to answer. (AT2)
asking        empathise
thinking      evaluate                                                                                         Some pupils should be able to:
blessing                                                                                                       • make links between Holy
                                              Jane Yolen: Grandad Bill’s                                          Communion and stories and
death         investigate                     Ssong (Putnam Juvenile, ISBN:    Talk about death, life after       beliefs about Jesus, (AT1)
Heaven        interpret                       978-0698116146)                  death, heaven and write down    and
loss          reflect                         Carolyn Nystrom: Emma says       and /or draw own thoughts       • realise that questions about
grief         empathise                       Good bye (Lion, ISBN: 978-                                          death & the afterlife are
love          evaluate                        0745929248)                                                         difficult to answer. (AT2)
                                              Susan Varley: Badger’s Parting
                                              Gifts (Andersen Press, ISBN:
                                              086264o628)

				
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