The question for our first R.E. topic will be 'Why does Christmas matter to Christians?'. By the end of the unit the class will be able to give a clear, simple account of the story of Jesus’ birth and why Jesus is important for Christians. Year 1 will be able to recognise that stories of Jesus’ life come from the Gospels as well as being able to give examples of ways in which Christians use the story of the nativity to guide their beliefs and actions at Christmas. They will decide what they personally have to be thankful for at Christmas time.