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Year 3 RE curriculum (Terms 5 and 6)

Term 5: Celebrating Easter & Pentecost

In the first half of the term the children will hear that Jesus was raised to new life at Easter, by God the Father and that we too will rise from the dead, to have eternal life with God in heaven. Then, the children will hear how Jesus, after rising from the dead, appeared to his disciples and how the Holy Spirit at Pentecost changed the disciples hearts and minds.

You can share this theme at home by:

  • Finding out about other “death-life” cycles in the plant and animal world.
  • Reading together and discussing the story of ‘The road to Emmaus’. (Luke 24: 13-35)
  • Reading together and discussing the story about ‘St Thomas’. (John 20: 19-19)
  • Finding out about others who, like the disciples, have overcome their fear to achieve great things or people who have shown great courage and spirit.

Term 6: Being a Christian

In the final term the children will be learning more about what it means to be a Christian and the great joys and challenges it brings us. They will also learn how St Peter became a follower of Jesus and understand how St Paul had to learn to be a Christian. Finally they will discuss the gifts they have received from God and how he wants us to use them wisely to be good Christians.

At home you can help by:

  • Reading the story from the Bible, where Jesus reveals to us how to be a good disciple,  “The Good Samaritan” ( Luke 12: 29-37)
  • Discussing how unique your child is and that God has given us all talents and gifts. e.g. I’m a good listener,  ‘I like to help people’.  Can you think of at least 5!
  • Discuss the other gifts God has given us to help us to be good Christians. (Baptism, Reconciliation and the Eucharist.) How will these gifts help us to grow?

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