During autumn 2 we will be studying Incarnation and our key question will be 'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'.
By the end of the unit, pupils will be able to:
- Give a clear, simple account of the story of Jesus’ birth and why Jesus is important for Christians.
- Recognise that stories of Jesus’ life come from the Gospels.
- Give examples of ways in which Christians use the story of the nativity to guide their beliefs and actions at Christmas.
- Decide what they personally have to be thankful for at Christmas time.
By the end of the unit, pupils will be know that:
- Christians believe that Jesus is God and that he was born as a baby in Bethlehem.
- The Bible points out that his birth showed that he was extraordinary (for example, he is worshipped as a king, in Matthew) and that he came to bring good news (for example, to the poor, in Luke).
- Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth; Advent for Christians is a time of getting ready for Jesus’ coming.