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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?

Unit 6.3 Why do Christians celebrate the Eucharist?

The aim of this unit is to:

  • identify the links between the Passover meal, Last Supper and Eucharist.
  • develop pupils’ understanding of the Eucharist and the symbolism connected with it.

develop pupils’ understanding of the importance of the Eucharist and why it is celebrated

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Key Questions 

  • Why do Christians celebrate the Eucharist?
  • What is the reason for celebrating the Eucharist?
  • The Eucharist service has several names. Why is this time of worship called the Eucharist/Holy Communion/Mass/The Lord’s Supper?
  • What questions would you like to ask about the Eucharist/Holy Communion Service?

Eucharist - Chaplin Sarah

Unit 6.4: Who was Jesus? Who is Jesus?

The aim of this unit is to:

allow children the opportunity to stand back and consider ‘Who was Jesus?’ and ‘Who is Jesus?’ from their own point of view and the views of others in the past and today.

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