Unit 1.1: Harvest

R.E Curriculum

Unit 1.1: Harvest

How can we help those who don’t have a good harvest?

Christian Concepts

GOD – CREATION – Fall – People of God – Incarnation – GOSPEL – Salvation – Kingdom of God

The aim of this unit is to:
  • develop further pupils understanding that Harvest festivals are a traditional celebration to give thanks to God for the gifts of the harvest.
  • increase awareness that the food we eat is harvested and distributed all around the world
  • raise awareness and that in the UK our harvest is usually plenty but in some other countries around the world the harvest fails. 
  • discuss what the response of Christians should be to the need of others.
  • to explore the Jewish festival of Sukkot

Christian Values

Service, Justice, Compassion, Generosity

Key Skills

Empathise, Investigate, Enquire

Key Questions
  • Why do we celebrate Harvest Festival?
  • Where does our food come from?
  • Which foods do you enjoy the most?
  • How can we help those who do not have a good harvest?
  • Why should we help those who do not have a good harvest?
Key Experiences

To explore the answers to the key questions.

To hear about the work of Christian Organisations putting their faith into action.

To build a Jewish Sukkah.

Key Vocabulary

Harvest and Harvest Festival 

Link to World Faiths

How do people of Jewish faith celebrate the harvest?