Unit 5.2: Christmas

R.E Curriculum

Unit 5.2: Christmas

How do our celebrations reflect the true meaning of Christmas?


Christian Concepts

God – Creation – Fall – People of God – INCARNATION – Gospel – SALVATION – Kingdom of God

The aim of this unit is to:
  • give children a Biblical perspective on the nativity story.
  • deepen children’s understanding of what Christians believe to be the true meaning of Christmas.
  • increase pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the place of the incarnation in God’s Big Story
Christian Values

Hope Humility

Key Skills

Analyse, Interpret, Reflect, Evaluate, Synthesise

Key Questions
  • Where in the Bible is the Christmas story?
  • How does the nativity story/birth of Jesus fit into God’s Big Story?
  • Why are the stories in Matthew and Luke similar/different?
  • How do our celebrations reflect the true meaning of Christmas?
  • Where do the ideas of including a donkey and a stable in the story come from?
Key Experiences

Identifying the two nativity stories and considering the purpose of the Gospel writers.

Key Vocabulary

Saviour, Messiah, Gospel, Matthew, Luke, nativity, Herod, incarnation, and salvation.