Unit: What did Jesus Teach his followers?About this unit: This unit will build on work done at KS1 on What Christians believe aboutGod and about Jesus, it would be suitable for year 3 or 4.It prepares for the unit how haveJesus followers put his teachings into practice.Prior learning Technical Vocabulary ResourcesIt would be helpful if: - In this unit children will havean opportunity to use wordsand phrases related to: -Pupils have looked at Someof Jesus teachings i.e. someparablesAnd have some familiaritywith the Bible as theChristians Holy bookBibleLibraryOld TestamentNew TestamentEpistlesProphecyQu’ranTorahParableGood SamaritanProdigal or Lost SonA range of suitable Bibles i.e.Good News, StorytellerBibles, Graphic Bible,CDRom Bibles etc See LionPublications.www.request.org.uk‘The Book of Books’ byTrevor Dennis LionReligious Education andLiteracy in the classroombook 3 Prim-ed (www.primed.com)available throughTTS catalogueA visitor from the localChristian community.ExpectationsAt the end of this unitMost children will:Some children will not havemade so much progress andwill:Some children will haveprogressed further and will:Be able to describe the key events in a number of Christianparables, they can make links between Christian teachingsand the lifestyles of Christians, they can identify the impactof Christian belief on the lifestyles of Christians. They canidentify what influences them and make links between whatthey value and what they do. They can ask importantquestions about the way the Bible is used by Christians andthe values of the teaching sin the Bible.They can retell the stories in several parables; they canidentify the ways in which Christians use the Bible. They canrecognise their own values and those of othersBe able to describe and show understanding of a number ofChristian Parables they can suggest meanings to forms ofreligious expression connected to the use the bible andapplication of Christian teachings and the lifestyles ofChristians, they can describe the impact of Christian beliefon the lifestyles of Christians
LearningObjectivesPupils should: -Learn about the structureof the Bible andrecognise the range ofstyles of writing used.Learn and understandthat Christians are happyto translate the originalbible to make itaccessible for people today to read in their ownlanguage and that thishas produced a rangePossible Teaching Activities Learning outcomes Contribution toother CurriculumHow is the Bible put together? What type of writing does it contain?NT/OTRecap on what they already know about the BibleExplain that Christians don’t see the bible as just one book but as awhole library of books. Go to the school Library and make a list of thedifferent types of books found there. i.e. Story books, history books,fiction non fiction, poems,Consider what book they would go to for information and advice?In the classroom look at the different types of writing in the Bible, talkabout the different genres of writing in the bible. Read examples ofdifferent genres. pupils classify them.Explain the difference between OT and NT.Pupils should be able to: -Recognise/describe/describeand show understanding ofthe structure and literaturestyle found in the bible.AreasLiteracyLearn that other faithcommunities take adifferent approach totheir sacred literature(Neat summary of different classifications of books onwww.request.org.uk under what is the bible?)Look at a range of different styles and translations of the Bible. Discusswhat might be the advantages and disadvantages of modern translations.Write short group reviews on suitable different Bibles (Good News,Children’s Bible, Graphic Bible, CD Rom Bible)Contrast with the Islamic approach to the Qu’ran/Torah depending onMake links/describesimilarity anddifference/suggest reasonsfor similarity and difference.Opportunity for Culturaldevelopment
what you have covered in REPupils should: -Learn how individualChristians use the BibleDraw an eye-catching design for the front cover of a new edition of theBible that reflects the structure of the Book. (see suggested assessmenttaskHow do Christians use the Bible?Personal Bible studyVisit www.request.org.uk and find ‘How do Christians use the Bible?’ Thisgives a brief but clear summary of the different ways Christians use theBible.Pupils should be able to: -Identify/ask importantquestions/suggest meaningsto the ways in whichChristians use the BibleArt and designLiteracySocial developmentInvite a Local Christian in to talk about how important the Bible is to them.Questioning skillsIn groups write the questions you want to ask, predict the answers, askthe questions and compare their answers.Write instructions for a ‘Users guide to the Bible’Pupils should: -Learn about andunderstand theimportance of theparable of the GoodSamaritan to ChristiansExplore some of themoral issues raised byWhat does the Bible say?Love thy NeighbourThe prodigal sonRead the story of the Good Samaritan. Explain that this is considered oneof the most important Parables Jesus ever told. He was telling it to makea point. Include the early part where the passage where the expert on theLaw is questioning Jesus. (The Book of Books by Trevor Dennis coversthis very well)Take some time to really explore this story and its meaning. Write anPupils should be able to: -Retell/describe the keyevents of/describe and showunderstanding of meaningthe parables of the GoodSamaritan and the ProdigalsonRecognise/Make linksbetween their values andLiteracyOpportunity for spiritualand moral development
the parable of the GoodSamaritanAs above with theparable of the ProdigalSonoverview of the events, consider the motivation of the characters, Hotseat the main characters, which characters do they identify with most?What would they have done in the situations? Consider modern situationsand apply the Jesus teachings, using drama etc update the parable. Alot of this will overlap with Literacy…you may even be able to save somecurriculum time!‘Religious Education and Literacy in the Classroom book 3’ has someuseful ideas and resources.what they do/describe theimpact of beliefs on lifestyle.DramaIn a similar way explore the parable of the Lost Son/Prodigal son.
Suggested Assessment Task:Imagine a new version of the Parable of …….. is about to be published byWH Smiths. Design a dust jacket for the book.The front cover should show the key moment from the story. You couldupdate this and make it a modern version of the story.Remember you will have to explain front cover to the publisherOn the back of the dust jacket explain why this is such an importantstory. You could start ‘Although this story was first told 2000 years agoit is still important today because……….ORImagine you are the casting director of the new Hollywood version of theparable of……..Decide whom you would cast in the main parts. Explain why you chose thisperson.Make up a title for your film and design a poster for it