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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y3 Term 4 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

What is ‘good’ about Good Friday?


Overall and Lesson Objectives

To learn to recall the key events in the Easter story and understand why Jesus’ crucifixion symbolises hope for Christians.

  1. Engagement – Understand that things can go wrong and we can all find ways to solve problems and ‘save the day.’
  2. Investigation – Investigate the significance of wine and bread for Christians, and that Jesus was sent to save the day and to forgive people for their wrong-doings. 
  3. Evaluation – Evaluate why Christians think Good Friday was a ‘good’ day.
  4. Expression – Express what each of us can do to show their love and gratitude to people who are special to us.


What we want children to know

  • Things can go wrong and that they are ways to solve problems.
  • The significance of wine and bread for Christians and why we should forgive people for their wrong-doings.
  • Understand why Christians think Good Friday is ‘good.’
  • Understand how we can show our love and gratitude to people who are special to us.


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.



Jesus, Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, cross, crucifixion, tomb, symbol,

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, disciples, Judas