Spring 1

Unit: 5.5 Exploring the lives of significant women in the Old Testament.

The aim of this unit is to:

  • widen the children’s knowledge and understanding of the role and significance of women in the Bible and God’s big story.
  • to reflect upon the actions of these women and consider what we can learn from their stories.


Key Questions 

  • What can I learn from this story?
  • Why is this a significant moment?  Why is this woman important?
  • In which values and beliefs are the actions of the women rooted?
  • Did she do the right thing?
  • Where does this story fit into God’s big story?

Unit: 5.1 How and why do Christians read the Bible?


Christian Concepts
God – Creation – Fall – People of God – Incarnation – Gospel – Salvation – Kingdom of God

This unit doesn’t particularly emphasise any of the concepts in great depth. It will depend on discussions and questions that are raised by the pupils. There will more than likely be an opportunity to mention Gospel and Kingdom of God.

The aim of this unit is to:

  • deepen children’s understanding of the importance and impact of the contents of the Bible.

Key Questions 

  • How and why is the Bible used?
  • Do you need a Bible to be a Christian?
  • Why is the Bible holy?
  • Why is the Bible a best seller?
  • Why are there so many versions of the Bible?

Unit: 5.3 Jesus the teacher

The aim of this unit is to:

  • emphasise Jesus’ skills as a great teacher.
  • consider carefully the messages of the parables and how they impact on the lives of practising Christians.
  • Key Questions 
  • Why did Jesus tell this story?
  • What can we learn from this story?
  • How does this story help us to understand Christian beliefs?
  • How does this story impact on the lives of believers?

Key Vocabulary  

Parable, Kingdom of God and Imagery