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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y3 Term 3 Christianity

National Curriculum Content

Our local council, Derbyshire and Derby City are responsible for deciding the RE syllabus.  The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for 2020–2025, states the principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.  


Our school uses the Discovery RE enquiry-based approach for teaching RE. 

Each curriculum area is created around an enquiry question.


Enquiry Question

Could Jesus heal people? Were these miracles or is there some other explanation?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

To learn to retell Bible stories when miracles have happened and question whether Jesus really did perform miracles.

  1. Engagement – Understand what it is like to feel poorly and how we get better.  Is this a miracle?
  2. Investigation – Learn the story about the Blind Man.  Was this a miracle or is there another explanation? 
  3. Evaluation – Evaluate the achievements of Mother Teresa. Was this a miracle or is there another explanation?
  4. Expression – Express what miracle you would perform.


What we want children to know

  • What is a miracle?
  • What other explanations for a miracle are there?
  • Some well-known Bible studies about Jesus healing people.
  • Who Mother Teresa was and what she achieved.
  • What could be a miracle.


What skills we want children to develop

  • To understand individual liberty
  • To have mutual respect
  • To show tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
  • To understand what miracles are and what are the alternative viewpoints



Bible stories, heal, incarnation, Jesus, miracle