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Autumn 1

Creation: Are Creation & Science conflicting or complementary?


At the end of this unit, the children will be able to:

  • Outline the importance of Creation on the timeline of the ‘big story’ of the Bible.
  • Identify what type of text some Christians say Genesis 1 is, and its purpose.
  • Taking account of the context, suggest what Genesis 1 might mean, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret it, showing awareness of different interpretations.
  • Make clear connections between Genesis 1 and the Christian belief about God as Creator.
  • Show understanding of why many Christians find science and faith go together.
  • Identify key ideas arising from their study of Genesis 1 and comment on how far these are helpful or inspiring, justifying their responses.
  • Weigh up how far the Genesis 1 creation narrative is in conflict, or is complementary, reasoning with their own, personal views.


By the end of this unit, the children will be able to:

  • Identify some different types of biblical texts, using technical terms accurately.
  • Explain connections between biblical texts and Christian ideas of God, using theological terms.
  • Make clear connections between Bible texts studied and what Christians believe about God; for example,
  • through how churches are designed.
  • Show how Christians put their beliefs into practice in worship.