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6.1 Life as a Journey and Pilgrimage


The aim of this unit is to:

  • give children an opportunity to think about the idea that that life is a journey and what it means to make that journey as a Christian.
  • enable pupils to begin to understand the concept of undertaking a religious pilgrimage.


  • Life is a journey. Do you agree?  Why?
  • In what ways can life be compared to a journey?
  • In what ways does having faith give meaning and purpose to the journey of life?
  • Is choosing to journey through life as a Christian an easy option?  Why? Why not?
  • Is every person’s journey the same? Why not?


Unit 6.2 How do Christians prepare for Christmas?

The aim of this unit is to:

  • delve deeper into the themes of the season of Advent.
  • introduce pupils to the Christian belief that Jesus will return (the second coming

Key Questions: 

  • What is Advent?
  • When is Advent?
  • Why is Advent a time of preparation?
  • What is being prepared for during Advent?
  • What has this unit taught you about what it means to be a Christian?