Creation and covenant: ‘The heavens are telling the glory of God’ (Ps 19:1). In this branch, pupils will encounter the God who creates and calls a people. They will explore revelation of the Christian belief that all that is comes from God, the Creation accounts in Genesis, and scientific explanations of the process of Creation. They will explore the call of God and his covenantal relationship with his people first through Abraham and Moses, then through the narrative of the Old Testament. (Religious Education Directory 2025 p.62)

Branch 1 is taught in the first half of the Autumn term.

When planning the curriculum for this half term, we note the number of key events in the liturgical and school calendar and look for clear and explicit opportunities to embed learning by making links between different aspects of our wide curriculum.

In addition, we have identified some key opportunities and themes linked to the unit description.

These include:

  • PSHE and RSHE
  • Our school promises
  • Our school Mission, Vision and Values
  • Return to Learning
  • Transition
  • Season of Creation
  • Beginnings
  • Promises
  • Rules
  • Creation myths
  • Evolution
  • Space

How this looks in:

Early Years Foundation Stage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6