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Understanding Christianity - Salvation

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

Easter is a festival that occurs in spring to remember a very important part of the Bible. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Christians believe that Jesus is God come to Earth. The life of Jesus and many things he said and did are found in the Gospels in the Bible. The Easter story is one of sadness, followed by great happiness.

Throughout the term we will be looking at greater depth at the Easter story and the events in the Christian calendar of Holy Week.

The children will be able to:

  • Recognise that Incarnation and Salvation are part of a ‘big story’ of the Bible.
  • Tell stories of Holy Week and Easter from the Bible and recognise a link with the idea of Salvation (Jesus rescuing people).
  • Recognise that Jesus gives instructions about how to behave.
  • Give at least three examples of how Christians show their beliefs about Jesus’ death and resurrection in church worship at Easter.
  • Think, talk and ask questions about whether the story of Easter has anything to say to them about sadness, hope or heaven, exploring different ideas.

Signs of Spring …

Wow event - introducing the idea of Easter as a Celebration with Asda Steve joining us to make ‘Chocolate Easter Nests’

A visit from Tammy, from Restore Church. We were able to explore the true meaning of Easter for Christians.

This week, we looked at the events in Holy Week. We listened to the Easter story and sequenced it whilst retelling it to our friends. 

In today's lesson, we explored feelings around the Easter story. We thought about colours that might represent happy feelings and those colours that convey sadness. We then thought about the key events of Easter and placed them in either the happy or sad cross. 

We learnt today about Jesus washing his disciples feet. We discussed reasons why he might have done this and revised our responses.